H-Gender-MidEast is an international network for social scientists and humanists interested in scholarly exchange on issues of gender in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. It aims to build a network in tune with shifting geographical articulations and to bring together gender-focused issues from within a wide range of (inter) disciplinary positions.

Recent Content

Author: 
Mohamed Tavakoli-Targhi
Reviewer: 
Daniel Martin Varisco

Varisco on Tavakoli-Targhi, 'Refashioning Iran: Orientalism, Occidentalism and Historiography'


Mohamed Tavakoli-Targhi. Refashioning Iran: Orientalism, Occidentalism and Historiography. Hampshire and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001. xvi + 216 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-333-94922-1.

Reviewed by Daniel Martin Varisco (Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Hofstra University)
Published on H-Gender-MidEast (September, 2002)

Author: 
Mary N. Layoun
Reviewer: 
Marilyn Booth

Booth on Layoun, 'Wedded to the Land?: Gender, Boundaries, and Nationalism in Crisis (Post-Contemporary Interventions)'


Mary N. Layoun. Wedded to the Land?: Gender, Boundaries, and Nationalism in Crisis (Post-Contemporary Interventions). Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2001. xii + 225 pp. $74.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-2507-9; $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-2545-1.

Reviewed by Marilyn Booth (Department of Comparative Literature, Brown University)
Published on H-Gender-MidEast (September, 2002)

Author: 
Susan Ossman
Reviewer: 
Alec Balasescu

Balasescu on Ossman, 'Three Faces of Beauty: Casablanca, Paris, Cairo'


Susan Ossman. Three Faces of Beauty: Casablanca, Paris, Cairo. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2002. x + 204 pp. $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-2896-4; $74.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-2881-0.

Reviewed by Alec Balasescu (Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine)
Published on H-Gender-MidEast (September, 2002)

Author: 
Shahnaz Khan
Reviewer: 
Ali Akbar Mahdi

Mahdi on Khan, 'Aversion and Desire; Negotiating Muslim Female Identity in the Diaspora'


Shahnaz Khan. Aversion and Desire; Negotiating Muslim Female Identity in the Diaspora. Ontario, Canada: Women's Press, 2002. xiv + 130 pp. $24.95 Canadian (paper), ISBN 978-0-88961-400-0.

Reviewed by Ali Akbar Mahdi (Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Ohio Wesleyan University)
Published on H-Gender-MidEast (September, 2002)

Author: 
Richard Phillips, Diane Watt, David Shuttleton
Reviewer: 
Margaret Power

Power on Phillips and Watt and Shuttleton, 'De-Centering Sexualities: Politics and Representations beyond the Metropolis'


Richard Phillips, Diane Watt, David Shuttleton. De-Centering Sexualities: Politics and Representations beyond the Metropolis. London and New York: Routledge, 2000. ix + 301 pp. $53.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-415-19466-2.

Reviewed by Margaret Power (Department of Humanities, Illinois Institute of Technology)
Published on H-Gender-MidEast (July, 2002)

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