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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (1): 103–116.
Published: 01 March 2010
... women exploring issues of gender, faith, social justice, and human rights across historical and cultural boundaries. I argue that the imaginative recovery of Farrokhzad by Iranian immigrant women writers and artists not only complicates the West’s frequently reductive contemporary representations of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 367–372.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Africa and West Asia. Both Bad Girls of the Arab World , edited by Nadia Yaqub and Rula Quawas ( 2017 ), and Freedom without Permission , edited by Frances S. Hasso and Zakia Salime, are collections of essays that engage with the transgressions, resistance, and revolutions of women across the region...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (3): 36–53.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Islah Jad Group Islamic weddings in the West Bank and Gaza began in the mid-1990s. They developed as a successful way to counter Israel’s policy of siege and impoverishment of Palestinian society through the economic benefits they offer and by introducing a spirit of collective joy. Yet they have...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (2): 58–79.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Shirin Edwin This article examines the tenor of Islamic spirituality in Leila Aboulela’s The Translator (1999). By contrasting my analysis with those studies that lay excessive emphasis on the novel as symbolic of an East versus West theory, as well as a conflict between colonial and postcolonial...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 54–80.
Published: 01 November 2013
... communities. In particular, the visit from the West Bank to prisons inside Israel emerges as an ordeal that haunts and structures daily life. We draws on Jacques Ranciere’s notion to highlight the vanishing of the political, the dominance of policing, and the diminishing value of imprisonment in the post Oslo...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (3): 130–132.
Published: 01 November 2005
.... Th e research represents a broad spectrum of experience, consistently reaffi rming the heterogeneity of female practitioners of Islam in the West and dispelling many of the Western myths that surround them, including stereotypical portrayals of Muslim women as veiled, oppressed...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (3): 125–127.
Published: 01 November 2005
... e Persian Royal Couple,” “Th e Shirin Myth in Literature and Art,” and “Th e Rediscovery of Shirin.” Early in the first chapter, Baum makes the important observa- tion that “the West views the Orient principally through the lens of Greek-speaking Byzantine culture” (12), with...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 68–74.
Published: 01 March 2018
... interest triggers one of many conversations about heteronormativity, sexuality, and masculinity that the two writers will entertain in the “East-West Divan,” a nine-week exchange program set between Berlin and Beirut and hosted by the Berlin Wissenschaftskolleg. Presuming that intellectual exchanges...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (3): 329–330.
Published: 01 November 2020
... works show women pressed close together, their arms wrapped protectively around one another in friendship and solidarity. On a Facebook page where she shows much of her work, El Sadda ( 2019b ) writes, “When women support each other, incredible things happen.” In Cairo West Magazine she reflects on...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 227–229.
Published: 01 July 2018
... performance and sexual identity politics and their application in contemporary academe, while questioning our current perceptions of the boundaries between East and West in sexual matters. In part 1 Boone offers a multifaceted historical account of the ways Anglo Europeans perceive Middle Eastern...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (3): 1–11.
Published: 01 November 2008
... preva- lent in the West, not to dwell on the gender inequalities found among premodern Middle Eastern Muslims and rather to stress positive trends and the very real negative aspects of relations with Western imperialism. Yet the internal obstacles that innovative women and men faced...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (3): 127–130.
Published: 01 November 2005
... literature, both medieval and modern. He discusses the popularity of the Persian material, its reception and translation in Turkish cultures, and ultimately its introduction to the West and use by Goethe in his West-Östlicher Divan. Baum is thorough in his study of literary references to Shirin, and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 75–77.
Published: 01 March 2018
... first place). Nor does it help us truly understand sexual and gender differences, whether in Lebanon or in the all-too-often-essentialized West. May the weak be helped by taking whatever senseless path they want! What Makes a Man: Sex Talk in Beirut and Berlin . al-Daif Rashid and Helfer...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (3): 122–125.
Published: 01 November 2005
... divided into four sections titled “Persia in Late Antiquity,” “Chosroes II (590-628) and Shirin: Th e Persian Royal Couple,” “Th e Shirin Myth in Literature and Art,” and “Th e Rediscovery of Shirin.” Early in the first chapter, Baum makes the important observa- tion that “the West...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (3): 133–136.
Published: 01 November 2014
... starts with women who travel from West to East early in the twentieth century, women who can loosely be defined as upper-class Orientalist female travelers—women confident of their place in their own worlds as well as in the worlds of others. Over decades, we see how the backgrounds of authors...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 145–148.
Published: 01 November 2013
... sacrifice in depth. Rather than us- ing their layered analysis to interrogate and subvert persistent notions of East and West—notions they describe as analytically weak (xvii)—they use these categories to organize their study. At the beginning of the qualitative phase of research, a “secular reader...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 373–376.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., alternatively, constitutes the boundaries of exclusion from it. Gürel’s analysis of “wild westernization” in Turkey, The Limits of Westernization , traces the internal and external struggles of power within culture and international relations through the figuration of the West in Turkish historiography...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 371–373.
Published: 01 November 2015
... region—or West Asia and North Africa. Sawt is an independent collective in the sense that it is not affiliated with any political party, movement, or other established feminist group. Sawt’s mission is to develop a collaborative creative feminist space that encompasses people of different ages and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 256–264.
Published: 01 July 2021
... offshoots has occupied similar space in scholarship, turning veiling into a creative tableau of opposition discourses, pious and otherwise, “insurgent creative activity on the margins of the mainstream” (West 1987 : 43). The belief that Muslim women do not have agency suggests a kind of mental slavery...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2008
... West from which they sought reassur- ance that their society was part of the community of civilized nations, as measured in terms of the treatment of women. In “Staging Turkish Women’s Emancipation,” Libal notes that Atatürk precipitously granted women suff rage in advance of the 1935 IAW...