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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (2): 55–88.
Published: 01 July 2005
... ethnographic research examines two aspects of transnational migration in Israel: configurations and experiences of “illegality” among undocumented West African and Filipino migrant workers in Tel Aviv, and how Israeli human rights and humanitarian organizations have imagined, constructed, and responded...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 105–108.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Nathalie Peutz Pioneers or Pawns? Women Health Workers and the Politics of Development in Yemen , Regt Marina de . Syracuse : Syracuse University Press , 2007 . Pp. xvi, 383 . ISBN 978-0-8156-3121-7 . Copyright © 2009 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2009...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (1): 112–121.
Published: 01 March 2023
..., a few minutes before she entered her meeting with the agricultural company’s representative and some of her fellow agricultural workers. Hanan had migrated in the hope of finding a job with the region’s leading producer and exporter of high-value crops. She had worked for twenty years in the business...
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Published: 01 March 2023
Figure 1. Women agricultural workers gathered on the first day of the occupation against Soprofel. More
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Published: 01 March 2023
Figure 3. A sign from the occupation of the women agricultural workers of Soprofel. The sign reads, “Soprofel workers call on officials to ensure their rights and overcome their distress.” More
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 28–53.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Marie Duboc For the past decade Egypt has been experiencing the largest wave of labor action since the 1950s with over two million Egyptians protesting in the workplace between 2004 and 2011. The centrality of gender in labor protests seemed obvious when in December 2006 the female workers...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (3): 74–101.
Published: 01 November 2009
... in the source of domestic labor, from Arab to non-Arab migrant workers, where patronage obligations were no longer required (or claimed). The paper provides anecdotal testimonies of prewar relations, identifying a continuing dependency, but now on quasi-contractual arrangements with Asian and African migrant...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (3): 326–347.
Published: 01 November 2021
... to Syrian workers. SLAS volunteers understood their efforts as mitigating the precarities imposed on Syrian workers by the global capitalist labor system. Theirs was both a women’s organization and a proletarian movement led by Syrian women. Drawing from SLAS records and the Syrian American press...
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Published: 01 March 2023
Figure 2. A glimpse of the interior of al-ʿUcha that farmworkers set up during the occupations. The workers spend months there eating, sleeping, and organizing their actions. More
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 47–68.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Senem Kaptan Abstract Despite being exempt from compulsory military service, women have been indispensable in their roles as mothers of conscripted soldiers in the conflict between the Turkish military and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Based on in-depth interviews conducted with twenty women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 222–243.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Seçil Yılmaz Abstract Late Ottoman physicians used medical advice literature to impact syphilis transmission and treatment by cultivating men’s rather than women’s hygiene, self-care, and sexual practices. Soldiers and migrant workers were understood to be the main vectors of syphilis beginning...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 26–50.
Published: 01 July 2012
... and France with non-governmental organization workers and village girls, it demonstrates how humanitarian work is rendered meaningful by specific actors, its effects coexisting alongside, rather than supplanting, other forms of sociality. In tracing the ways in which a youth habitus based on rights is “made...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 181–202.
Published: 01 July 2016
... of bodily appearance and forms of intimate relations. Beauty salon customers and workers create strategies to deal with (bodily) intimacy and test the moral, social, and religious boundaries of what is attractive, respectable, or permissible. Defying common assumptions, upwardly mobile pious women display...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 6–35.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Pardis Mahdavi; Christine Sargent This paper investigates interactions between issues of labor, gender, sexuality, migration, and statehood through the lens of Dubai’s unskilled foreign migrant workers. Using ethnographic research methods, including participant observation and in-depth interviews...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 382–410.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Emine Rezzan Karaman Abstract This article analyzes the construction of motherhood as a form of political agency in Turkey with particular references to the Saturday Mothers and the Peace Mothers, respectively, the mothers of the disappeared and the mothers of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2023
... over some of the tensions in the state’s plan to mobilize women as workers, housewives, and consumers. Origin of manufacture and quality of technology was another continuity in appliance advertising before and after 1956, when appliances manufactured in Egypt began to be more available. Prior to 1956...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (1): 87–93.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Yasmine Nachabe Taan Copyright © 2020 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2020 Lebanese human rights activists see the Kafala system as a staggering social problem, which many have likened to a system of slavery. Currently supported by the Ministry of Labor, migrant workers...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 221–223.
Published: 01 July 2018
... is a unique resource for courses on gender and sexuality and the formation of the modern state in the Middle East and North Africa. Rarely have workers, not necessarily participants in organized labor movements, had their stories told with such detail and care. Through an analysis of archival records...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (1): 127–130.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... Reviewed by Attiya Ahmad, George Washington University Have anti-trafficking initiatives, most notably the Trafficking in Persons report put out annually by the U.S. Department of State, improved the situation of transnational sex workers in Dubai? Pardis Mahdavi’s eth- nography, Gridlock: Labor...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 110–112.
Published: 01 March 2019
... In Everyday Conversions Attiya Ahmad explores the experiences of South Asian domestic workers converting to Islam in Kuwait. Tens of thousands of people have converted to Islam over the past twenty years in the Gulf, the majority of them women domestic workers. Such conversions have been examined from two...