This week we highlight various NEWTON texts relevant to the study of gender and sexuality. The authors of these texts write from a wide range of perspectives, approaching questions relevant to the MENA region from a variety of cultural and political contexts and (inter)disciplinary approaches. We encourage you to integrate these texts into your curricula in the coming semesters.
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Lila Abu-Lughod and Anupama Rao, editors, Women’s Rights, Muslim Family Law, and the Politics of Consent
Nadje Al-Ali and Nicola Pratt, "Between Nationalism and Women`s Rights: The Kurdish Women`s Movement in Iraq"
Madawi Al-Rasheed, A Most Masculine State: Gender, Politics, and Religion in Saudi Arabia
Paul Amar, “Middle East Masculinity Studies: Discourses of ‘Men in Crisis,’ Industries of Gender in Revolution”
Noga Efrati, Women in Iraq: Past Meets Present
Hilal Elver, The Headscarf Controversy: Secularism and Freedom of Religion
Sally K. Gallagher, Making Do in Damascus: Navigating a Generation of Change in Family and Work
Mervat F. Hatem, Literature, Gender, and Nation-Building in Nineteenth-Century Egypt: The Life and Works of `A’sha Taymur
Linda Herrera and Asef Bayat, editors, Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North
Wilson Chacko Jacob, Working Out Egypt: Effendi Masculinity and Subject Formation in Colonial Modernity, 1870–1940
Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh and Isis Nusair, editors, Displaced at Home: Ethnicity and Gender among Palestinians in Israel
Akram Fouad Khater, Embracing the Divine: Gender, Passion, and Politics in the Christian Middle East
Dina Rizk Khoury, Iraq in Wartime: Soldiering, Martyrdom, and Remembrance
Marwan M. Kraidy, “The Revolutionary Body Politic: Preliminary Thoughts on a Neglected Medium in the Arab Uprisings”
Farzaneh Milani, Words, Not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and the Freedom of Movement
Amy Motlagh, Burying the Beloved: Marriage, Realism, and Reform in Modern Iran
Nadine Naber, Arab America: Gender, Cultural Politics, and Activism
Nicola Pratt, "The Gender Logics of Resistance to the `War on Terror`: Constructing Sex-Gender Difference Through the Erasure of Patriarchy in the Middle East"
Zakia Salime, Between Feminism and Islam: Human Rights and Sharia Law in Morocco
Shahla Talebi, Ghosts of Revolution: Rekindled Memories of Imprisonment in Iran
Natalya Vince, “Saintly Grandmothers: Youth Reception and Reinterpretation of the National Past in Contemporary Algeria”
Maaike Voorhoeve, editor, Family Law in Islam: Divorce, Marriage and Women in the Muslim World