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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 (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 to the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (3): 74–101.
Published: 01 November 2009
... radical shift 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...
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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 of the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 181–202.
Published: 01 July 2016
... styles 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...
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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 (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 (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 in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 26–50.
Published: 01 July 2012
... 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 (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 (2018) 14 (2): 221–223.
Published: 01 July 2018
... workplaces, and in homes. Her analysis contextualizes how sexual harassment became coded and ritualized during this period of industrial urbanization. In chapter 6 and the conclusion Hammad shows how the MSWC attempted to undermine workers’ collective actions in the post–World War II era. One of the key...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 110–112.
Published: 01 March 2019
... 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...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (1): 87–93.
Published: 01 March 2020
... supported by the Ministry of Labor, migrant workers are required to have a host-country sponsor, who is responsible for maintaining their legal status and controlling their mobility. The institution leaves a growing community of migrant workers, mostly women employed in domestic service, with no legal...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (1): 127–130.
Published: 01 March 2013
... transnational sex workers in Dubai? Pardis Mahdavi’s eth- nography, Gridlock: Labor, Migration and Human Trafficking in Dubai, provides us with a resounding answer: no. Based on research she con- ducted intermittently between 2004-09, including interviewing foreign residents in the United Arab Emirates...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 226–228.
Published: 01 July 2019
... Studies 2019 This book is an ethnographic study of the economic activities of women workers at an export-oriented garment manufacturing firm located within Port Said’s Export Processing Zone. With its workforce of about 450 employees, almost half of them female, this firm is a good case to discuss...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 107–109.
Published: 01 March 2019
... research interlocutors. In the words of one of her research participants, Noor, an illegal migrant turned sex worker and unwed mother living illegally in Dubai, “For so long you have been the voice of other people; now it is time you find your voice” (4–5). Mahdavi’s personal story at one point intersects...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 416–422.
Published: 01 November 2019
... significance. A Madonna in Laleli , directed by Kudret Sabanci, follows the journey of three pimps as they try to supply a businessman with a virgin sex worker. Because of time constraints, they end up “renting” a Romanian immigrant sex worker from another pimp and take her to a clinic to have her...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 343–345.
Published: 01 November 2015
... radical activists as well as sex workers to rethink dissident politics as itself a form of the “vulgar,” turning our backs once and for all on the tired terms of honor and shame. Third and most powerfully, Amar poses the labor of the activist as a form of theorization. Dissidents and revolutionaries are...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 103–105.
Published: 01 March 2009
... to emancipate them, still works in the propaganda wars that serve to justify various imperial agendas. Pioneers or Pawns? Women Health Workers and the Politics of Development in Yemen Marina de Regt. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 219–221.
Published: 01 July 2017
... novel, The Tent , and by Camila Pastor de Maria Campos on the circulation and regulation of women performers and sex workers in French Mandate Syria and Lebanon (1921–46) both contribute to our understanding of mobility as a kind of spatially enacted resistance. Abdo’s analysis of al-Tahawy’s...