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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 139–160.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Saba Abbas Abstract This article provides insight into the fashionable veiling trend in Amman, Jordan. Drawing on interviews I conducted in 2011 and 2012, I argue that the women in this study understand veiling to be a means for enhancing, rather than containing, the beauty of the body. Through my...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (3): 75–98.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Ashraf Zahedi This article examines the history of the veil and its changing social meanings in Iran. Embedded in the meaning of the veil is the erotic meaning of female hair. The symbiotic relations of the “cover” (the veil) and the “covered” (female hair) are central to this history. Iranian...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 416–437.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Farzaneh Hemmasi Abstract This article explores the media controversy surrounding the victory of Ermia, a veiled female vocalist, on the 2013 expatriate Iranian talent competition Googoosh Music Academy (GMA). A historically and ethnographically informed “ethnotextual” analysis of a selection...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (3): 126–129.
Published: 01 November 2007
..., anthropology, history, and Middle Eastern cultures will find this book an intriguing and challenging exploration of a subject that merits more academic attention. Veiled Empire: Gender & Power in Stalinist Central Asia Douglas Northrop. Ithaca...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (2): 85–88.
Published: 01 July 2009
...: Th e Cultural Mythology of Veils, Harems, and Belly Dancers in the U.S. Amira Jarmakani. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Pp. xiii, 236. ISBN 987-0-230-60472-8. Reviewed by Nada Elia, Antioch University Seattle Th ose of us who grew...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 113–116.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Elham Gheytanchi Between Warrior Brother and Veiled Sister: Islamic Fundamentalism and the Politics of Patriarchy in Iran , Moallem Minoo . Berkeley : University of California Press , 2005 . Pp. ix, 269 . ISBN 0-520-24345-5 . Copyright © 2009 Association for Middle East Women’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 123–125.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Hosna Sheikholeslami Veiled Voices , Maher Brigid . Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, USA : Typecast Films , 2009 . 59 minutes. ISBN 4351912238 . Copyright © 2011 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2011 FILM REVIEW mn  123...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 116–119.
Published: 01 July 2012
.... A Quiet Revolution: The Veil’s Resurgence, from the Middle East to America Leila Ahmed. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011 352 pages. ISBN 978-0-300-17095-5. Joan Wallach Scott, Institute for Advanced Study Leila Ahmed’s Women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 220–239.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Claudia Yaghoobi Abstract While text-based and cyberspace campaigns against compulsory veiling in Iran have received much attention, Iranian diasporic creative writers have also engaged in this resistance through their writings, but they have remained almost unacknowledged. This article argues...
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Published: 01 July 2015
Figure 5. A veiling style that exposes the neck, displayed in a shop window in Amman. Author’s personal collection. More
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Published: 01 July 2015
Figure 3. Fashionable veiling over Western-style clothes. Author’s personal collection. More
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Published: 01 March 2022
Figure 1. Illustration by Yihya Jawad, “Maʿrakat al-ʿIraqiyya maʿa al-hijab” (“Iraqi Women’s Struggle with the Veil”) (Al-Shaykh Dawud 1958 : 93). More
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (3): 89–118.
Published: 01 November 2008
... and the public spheres. In the past two decades, gradual transgressions of urf and sharia have become a sign of modernity and resistance for many women and young people who wish to generate changes in their situation. Since 2001, the trend of willfully neglected veiling (bad-hejabi) in physical space has been...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 24–41.
Published: 01 March 2015
... and reproduces Amin as a modern pious role model for Iranian women, a conservative in her viewpoints on gender relations, and an advocate of the veil. This selective attention worked to recuperate the traditional gender viewpoints of the Islamic Republic while facilitating demands to expand religious education...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Ellen McLarney In the months leading up to 9/11 and in its immediate aftermath, the media demonized the burqa as “Afghanistan’s veil of terror,” a tool of extremists and the epitome of political and sexual repression. Around the time of Afghanistan’s presidential and parliamentary elections in 2004...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (1): 46–74.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Noor Al-Qasimi This article examines how the phenomenon of the ‘abaya-as-fashion is accommodated by the hegemonic order of Islamic patriarchy in the region of the Arab Gulf states. The traditional ‘abaya, or body veil commonly worn by national women across the Arab Gulf, is juxtaposed against...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (1): 54–80.
Published: 01 March 2013
... to veiling, gender relations, marriage, and sexuality. This paper examines this particular segment of titles in order to determine how they present a set of behaviors, thoughts, and feelings that we would recognize as erotic in nature—that is, pertaining to sexual desire and its expression, romantic...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and the Middle East. Her violent aesthetics further account for curatorial and marketing practices that neutralize the subversive content of art by women originating in North Africa and the Middle East. Often shown in exhibitions featuring similar images and associating women with the veil, weapons, and scenes...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Afiya S. Zia; Shahrzad Mojab The results are discussed in light of the motivations of women who veil. The survey found that most of the respondents (71 percent) who observed the veil stated that they did so out of a sense of obedience to this Islamic requirement, while only 6 percent did so due...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (3): 46–72.
Published: 01 November 2005
... Kim Shively  n May 1999 a “scandal” erupted in Turkey involving an elected representa- Itive from Istanbul, a veiled woman named Merve Kavak This woman entered the Turkish parliament to take an oath of allegiance to the Turkish State...