Posts Tagged: gender

Copts, Islamists and Jews: gender, minorities, hybridity (and its limits) in two novellas by Bahaa Abdelmegid

9May 16

Sarah Irving

Abstract: Bahaa Abdelmegid’s novellas Saint Theresa and Sleeping with Strangers feature a range of intertwined relations: sexual, commercial, as neighbours, and as colleagues between Jews, Christians and Muslims in Egyptian society since 1967. I argue that Abdelmegid’s Egyptian masculine is fragile, brittle, and under threat from a dissolute West and an extremist and inauthentic Islam. Continue reading →

‘Strategies of Recognition’ and Palestinian Immigrant Women’s Dress: Forging Communities and Negotiating Power Relations

3Nov 15

Enaya Othman

Abstract: This paper examines the narratives of twenty-two Palestinian immigrant women who settled in the Milwaukee area in order to demonstrate the particular ways in which they used their dress as a means to claim places of importance and exert influence in their communities. Continue reading →

Review of Madeline C. Zilfi, Women and Slavery in the Late Ottoman Empire: The Design of Difference

21Dec 12

Reviewed by Nur Sobers-Khan Continue reading →

An Alternative Representation of Femininity in 1920s Lebanon: Through the Mise-en-Abîme of a Masculine Space.

15Jun 11

Yasmine Nachabe focuses on this 1920s photograph by Marie al-Khazen: Two Women Dressed up in Men’s Suits. Continue reading →

Islam and Dispute Resolution in Central Asia: The Case of Women Muslim Leaders.

15Jun 11

David E. Merrell.

This quick study highlights the need for future research among Muslim leaders, especially women leaders (otinoyi singular; otinoyilar plural), on the neglected topic of how Islam influences dispute resolution in Central Asia. Continue reading →