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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 29–52.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., brought about by a manifest consciousness. Within “women’s culture” we can locate resistance as well as active, generative, positive, and forward-looking expressions of trans- formation. The zar, a mainly women’s spirit-possession ceremony, is a good example. Janice Boddy, writing on northern Sudanese...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 103–105.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Janice Boddy has expanded her prior analysis of circumcision and zar iinn northern Sudan near Shendi town (Wombs and Alien Spirits, 1989) to an historical review of colonial policies and interventions to transform and “civilize” Sudanese society, targeting feminine “primitive” customs...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 89–111.
Published: 01 July 2005
... the research and commentaries on zar spirit-possession rituals as particularly relevant to this point (especially the work of Janice Boddy 1989), other intimate and personal issues are equally important. As Hale notes (2005:31), Even female circumcision, claimed Boddy...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 52–79.
Published: 01 July 2014
... practices associ- ated with Sufism, such as tomb visiting, the Zar ritual (an event held to appease a jinn (mischievous spiritual and mythical creature) that has invaded a woman’s body), and mawlid attendance to be relics from the ignorant past. He blamed this so-called ignorance on the period of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 63–79.
Published: 01 March 2015
... . Boddy Janice . 1989 . Wombs and Alien Spirits: Women, Men, and the Zar Cult in Northern Sudan . Madison : University of Wisconsin Press . Bull Cynthia Jean Cohen . 1997 . “ Sense, Meaning, and Perception in Three Dance Cultures .” In Meaning in Motion: New Cultural Studies of Dance...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 62–86.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Health and Ritual in Morocco: Men, and the Zar Cult in Northern Sudan in Iran...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 50–79.
Published: 01 March 2009
... mildlymildly narcoticnarcotic ssubstance),ubstance), andand chat.chat. BBesidesesides halaqas and mawlids, other religious activities in which some older Yemeni women tend to participate include the zar ritualritual (this(this involvesinvolves thethe attemptattempt toto appease spirits...