restricted access   Volume 11, Number 2, July 2015

Table of Contents


“My Veil Makes Me Beautiful”: Paradoxes of Zeena and Concealment in Amman

pp. 139-160

Lacanian Selfhood, Parental Figures, and Trauma in Zainab Salbi’s Between Two Worlds

pp. 161-178

Narrative Strategies of Self-Definition and Voice in Leila Abouzeid’s Return to Childhood

pp. 179-198

Writing Disidentification and the Relational Self in Fadwa Tuqan’s Mountainous Journey

pp. 199-215

Review Essay

Regarding the Images of Others

pp. 216-220

Book Reviews

Professing Selves: Transsexuality and Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Iran by Afsaneh Najmabadi (review)

pp. 221-223

The Politics of Love: Sexuality, Gender, and Marriage in Syrian Television Drama by Rebecca Joubin (review)

pp. 224-226

Crowds and Politics in North Africa: Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya by Andrea Khalil (review)

pp. 227-229

The Logic of Law Making in Islam: Women and Prayer in the Legal Tradition by Behnam Sadeghi (review)

pp. 230-232

Third Space

Art Concept

pp. 233-234

Saudi Arabian Women and Group Activism

pp. 235-237

Nazra for Feminist Studies

pp. 238-239

No to Oppressing Women Initiative

pp. 240-241

Sunday Women Group

pp. 242-243

Syrian Women’s Forum for Peace

pp. 244-245


pp. 246-247

Mada al-Carmel

pp. 248-249

Dissertation Abstracts

Late Modern Arabic Literature: Gender as Crucible of Crisis

pp. 250-251

“Insights from the Glass Cage”: Blind Women and Gendered Identities

pp. 252-253

Religious Conversion and Daʿwa Secularism: Two Practices of Citizenship in Lebanon

pp. 254-255

Savory Colonialism: Land, Memory, and the Eco-occupation of Palestine

pp. 256-257

The Howzevi (Seminarian) Women in Iran: Constituting and Reconstituting Paths

pp. 258-259