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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (2): 216–237.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Afsane Rezaei Abstract This article explores domestic religious practices of Iranian Muslim women in Los Angeles. In the diasporic context, Iranian women’s voluntary engagement in vernacular Islamic practices is often associated with an unreflexive pursuit of religion and lack of agency...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (2): 144–147.
Published: 01 July 2005
...Christian Pond Islamist Mobilization in Turkey: A Study in Vernacular Politics , White Jenny B. . Seattle : University of Washington Press , 2002 . xii + 299 pp. including chapter notes, bibliography and index. $35.00 cloth, $22.50 paperback. Copyright © 2005 Association...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 36–70.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Paul Amar This article examines how everyday theories of masculinity and vernacular discourses of “masculinities in crisis” play crucial roles in misrecognizing, racializing, moralistically-depoliticizing, and class-displacing emergent social forces in the Middle East. Public discourses...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 373–376.
Published: 01 November 2019
... identities (chap. 4). Through an analysis of “wild westernization,” unpredictable and varied aspects of vernacular cultural politics and transculturation regarding “the West,” Gürel reveals the “wild” responses of Turkish publics to the authoritarian projects of Westernization by the Turkish state and its...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 392–394.
Published: 01 November 2019
... relied on different articulations of gender, defined as “attribution of meaning to the difference of sex” (24). The first chapter narrates the association of women with religion as a pretext for denying them political rights in early nineteenth-century Euro-Atlantic modernity. The second chapter shows...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 346–348.
Published: 01 November 2015
... novel against its own historical and political context, Hartman also analyzes the moments when polyglossia of Arabic and French reflect social commentary on ethnicity, gender, religion, and class dynamics in Lebanon. In fact, Hartman’s reading practices and her examination of how Arabic works...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (1): 134–136.
Published: 01 March 2022
... had been explained by and to Western audiences as opposed to each other: secularism and religion, progressivism and conservatism, or Islam and feminism, to name a few. Ali untangles this political, cultural, and economic hodgepodge without losing the perspective of those whose suffer, and without...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (3): 125–127.
Published: 01 November 2005
... was never about liturgical use of the vernacular per se. In the following section, Baum discusses the various chronicles. His work is recommended to any reader wishing to learn more about the primary sources on Shirin’s life. His analysis is conservative and sound, particularly...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2024) 20 (1): 114–116.
Published: 01 March 2024
... and recruiting women for political office. In contrast, she argues, Iran’s increasing marginalization from the international community has limited women’s groups’ ability to frame their demands according to international human rights discourse. Tajali also highlights the role of vernacular structures as a key...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (2): 100–103.
Published: 01 July 2008
... to be tacit cooperation among male actors across the secular/Islam divide. But I fi nd it rather forced in that, although patriarchy is embedded in Turk- ish culture and not religion per se, gender segregation among Islamic actors in the private sphere is a matter of signifi cant criticism...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 124–128.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... The narrative that unites this collection is one in which militarization and modernization (attributed to both Western (neo)colonialism and nationalist authoritarianism) impose fundamentalism (as an invented and instrumentalized pseudo-traditionalism) in the spheres of religion and gender in order...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 July 2023
... and vernacularizing them in ways that fit their respective societal contexts, drawing on culturally legitimate frames, including religion (Levitt and Merry 2009 ). 8 The process of framing and presenting demands and concerns in a way that mobilizes maximum support often falls on the shoulders of “translators...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 March 2009
... vernacular. By July 2007, the veil is fully liberated in the pages of Vogue. Joan Juliet Buck, former editor-in-chief of French Vogue, writes about “abayas and bur- kas” as this season’s sun protection. It not only keeps her skin looking young, but frees her from having to expose...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (3): 46–72.
Published: 01 November 2005
... into the interplay of religion and politics in the United States, especially after September 11, 2001, with a focus on conservative Christian conceptions of the Middle East. Copyright © 2005 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2005 46  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES RELIGIOUS...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (1): 70–89.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of culture, religion, and politics visvis the negotiated gender roles of society. On the other hand, a “colonial ques- tion” developed as resistance to the British colonial presence escalated and as Egyptians increasingly sought opportunities to redefine the polit...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 357–378.
Published: 01 November 2023
... activists and Kurdish activists in Turkey and the wider region have been subject to in-depth research over the past decade, Kurdish Islamist women have largely been overlooked in the literature. The article focuses on the complex relationship between ethnicity and religion in understanding Kurdish Islamist...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (3): 62–86.
Published: 01 November 2014
... East. We very much value your impressive pioneering and important work on medical anthropology, science and reproductive technologies, the anthropology of gender, and religion in the Middle East. Your thick ethnographic accounts of the lives of men and women who struggle with infertility and how...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 199–215.
Published: 01 July 2019
..., that had long been present in the emancipation discourse, for Ounissi equality was no longer just about a decent life within the limits set by a modern interpretation of religion. She stressed that young women’s activism in the scout movement, where they practiced sports and acquired practical knowledge...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 343–362.
Published: 01 November 2016
... structures (Klorman 2007 , 90, 93–94) but scapegoated at times because of their religion. The novel also ends with a “chronicle” that describes later historical incidents from 1668 and 1679–80, including the Mawzaʿ exile of the Jewish community from Sanaʿa (Wagner 2009 , 149). The relationship between...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2006
... in Vernacular Politics. Seattle: 32  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES University of Washington Press. Wickham, Carrie Rosefsky 2002 Mobilizing Islam: Religion, Activism, and Political Change in Egypt. New York: Columbia University Press...