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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (3): 348–350.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Archives: Contemporary Visual Culture and Contested Narratives in the Middle East . Anthony Downey , ed. London : Taurus , 2015 . 469 pages. isbn 9781784534110. Copyright © 2018 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2018 “We are literally in need of archives,” declares...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Naïma Hachad Abstract In Bullets and Bullets Revisited (2009–14) the Moroccan-born artist Lalla Essaydi invites the onlooker to reflect on the power dynamics of image production and consumption in a globalizing visual culture. As in the artist’s previous series, the photographs present Moroccan...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 326–336.
Published: 01 July 2017
... El Madani’s photographs as paradigmatic of how queer visual aesthetic practices can destabilize nation-centric versions of area studies by allowing us to glimpse the contours of what I term queer regions . 1 This essay focuses on the unsettling effects of queer region in its subnational sense...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (1): 64–95.
Published: 01 March 2021
... blockading the surrounding streets. One onlooking French journalist described the barricaded Jaleh Square as a kind of “Paris Commune” (Balta and Pouchin 1979 ). visual culture revolution transnationalism representation gender Copyright © 2021 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 104–106.
Published: 01 March 2019
... defied Western influence, ultimately integrating and refashioning household objects and ideas on their own terms. Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran is an ambitious book. Mining a rich archive of architectural plans, leftist pamphlets, US Department of Education photos and documents, visual...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 442–444.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Peter Limbrick Yet in many other ways, the personal element of the book is critical: one of the methods that Edwards develops across the work is to acknowledge his own travels and encounters in the course of his razor-sharp literary and visual analysis. His “field notes” and photographs not only...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 143–165.
Published: 01 July 2016
... experienced as tactile rather than visual. 10. Several women who donned a head scarf told me that they needed to be more careful, as they are still exposed to the gaze even with a headscarf, which, they highlighted, was not the case twenty years ago. Recent work suggests that the culture of sexuality in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (1): 41–52.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Copyright © 2014 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2014 mn  41 ARTS PUBLICATIONS AND CULTURAL PROJECTS BY SONDRA HALE mn ondra Hale studied Aesthetic Anthropology (mainly...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (2): 85–88.
Published: 01 July 2009
... and fi rmly embedded within larger discussions about race and racial formation. Th erefore, it is uniquely positioned to stretch these dialogues in vitally important ways. Imagining Arab Womanhood: Th e Cultural Mythology of Veils, Harems, and Belly...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 197–219.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Shayna Silverstein Abstract This essay analyzes how dance, gender, and state power function together as a significant node of critique in recent cultural production that addresses authoritarianism in Syria. Identifying the symbolic trope of dabke , a popular dance ubiquitous in Syrian life...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 3–23.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Elizabeth Claire Saylor Abstract This article examines the Arabic fiction of ʿAfifa Karam (1883–1924), an overlooked contributor to the nahda , or the Arabic cultural renaissance of the mid- to late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Born in Mount Lebanon, Karam became a novelist, journalist...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 177–196.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Burcu Dabak Özdemir Abstract This essay analyzes how postfeminism is constructed on a visual level in the Turkish context. It uses theories of postfeminism to discuss new popular romantic comedies of Turkish cinema by comparing the new female protagonists with the women portrayed in Yeşilçam...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (1): 22–42.
Published: 01 March 2021
... : 300 – 308 . Dekel Tal . 2017 . “ Dyukan Kepeulat Hitnagdut: Hapolitica Hafeministis shel Hayetsug” (“Portrait as an Action of Objection: The Feminist Politics of the Representation”) . In Tarbut Chazutit Be Yisrael (Visual Culture in Israel ), edited by Rajuan Shtang Sivan and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (1): 53–81.
Published: 01 March 2014
... assessment and a visual map of her career impact. We contrast conventional academic bibliometrics with an alternative mapping of influence through an examination of her participation in Sudanese and other women’s networks. The article makes use of feminist theory to review Hale’s negotiation of a public life...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 41–62.
Published: 01 November 2012
... fully understand Egypt’s contemporary political culture, we must also understand the ways and words that individuals use to describe their lives on the Internet. Evaluating colonization and imported modes of policing, censorship, identity formation, geographical location, and a stirring national...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 135–156.
Published: 01 July 2019
... women. Golden Era belly-dance films reveal a rich gender and sexual diversity in Egyptian cultural production, rather than the Orientalist representation of an explicitly homophobic “traditional” Arab culture. In this sense, the article recovers women’s nonnormative and queer legacies within popular...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 27–55.
Published: 01 July 2011
... contexts of a growing Muslim German public sphere, Muslim German cultural production, and the public sphere at large. Kandemir’s transformation unfolds in Germany in the middle of an often young and visible larger movement of Muslim piety. Her narrative and experience transcend her individual life and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (3): 58–90.
Published: 01 November 2010
... careful consideration of different national Islamic and secular commer- cial and cultural forces. For readers and consumers, visuals require no translation and internet marketing makes it possible for the determined consumer to obtain products from manufacturers in diverse territories...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (1): 115–139.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Press, 2010) and has co-edited the volume The Politics of Violence, Truth and Reconciliation in the Arab Middle East (Routledge, 2009), as well as a forthcoming volume entitled Visual Culture in the Modern Middle East: Rhetoric of the Image (Indiana University Press, 2012). Haugbolle’s articles have...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (3): 91–117.
Published: 01 November 2010
... through the “circulation of aesthetic and ritual forms” (Hirschkind and Larkin 2008, 2; cf. de Vries and Weber 2001; Salvatore 2001; Meyer and Moors 2006). In Indonesia in particular, the reclamation of visual and public culture from the state has centrally involved the “refiguration of...