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Johanna Gehmacher, Svetla Baloutzova, Orlin Sabev, Nezihe Bilhan, Tsvetelin Stepanov, Evgenia Kalinova, Zorana Antonijevic, Alexandra Ghit, Chiara Bonfiglioli, Ana Luleva, Barbara Klich-Kluczewska, Courtney Doucette, Katarzyna Stańczak-Wiślicz, Valentina Mitkova, Vjollca Krasniqi, Pepka Boyadjieva, Marina Hughson, and Rayna Gavrilova

respondents’ experiences and provoke strong empathy in the reader. The very title of the collection was subject to careful consideration by the editors as its corresponding idealized image of blissful love and life evokes the stereotype of the Western middle

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Appalling Tehran

Translation of the French Serial Story and Its Effect on the Persian Serial Story

Manizheh Abdollahi and Ehya Amalsaleh

: Drawing on the literary naturalism of the West, many of these novels revolved around the lives of fallen women and the tales of grim cities, both portrayed as stereotyped victims of modernity’s sinister forces. The juxtaposition of the city and the village

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Methodology Matters in Iran

Researching Social Movements in Authoritarian Contexts

Paola Rivetti

for social research broadly speaking, but in the specific case of Iran and other Middle Eastern countries, this is relevant because of the strength of stereotyped representations of Iran, Islam and the Middle East in general. Nearly every European or

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Ana Kolarić

(dedicated to political and social issues, literature, literary criticism, etc.), editorials, illustrations, notes, correspondence, and advertisements, as well as topics including education, morality, gender stereotypes, feminism and emancipation, nationalism

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Valentina Mitkova

keys to reading the established patterns of mentality and gender stereotypes with which the patriarchal world operates (the biblical text is understood as a matrix of patriarchal thinking and the basis of the binary oppositions through which the latter

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Replenishing Milk Sons

Changing Kinship Practices among the Sahrāwī, North Africa

Konstantina Isidoros

behavioural movements between spaces and between different people’s places and positionalities/hierarchies. But what it really highlights is that, contrary to the usual stereotypes of ‘Arab/Muslim men and patriarchy’, men have very weak ties to their bridal

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“The 1990s Wasn't Just a Time of Bandits; We Feminists Were Also Making Mischief!”

Celebrating Twenty Years of Feminist Enlightenment Projects in Tver’

Julie Hemment and Valentina Uspenskaya

overcome gender biases and archaic gender stereotypes. We hoped that gender education could be an important part of civic education and a good means of preparing women for political leadership—we ran regular seminars on the topic of women's leadership. As

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Educating the Other

Foreign Governesses in Wallachia in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century

Nicoleta Roman

professional category of governess, whose members, designated generically as Mademoiselle, Fräulein, or Miss, were preceded by a cluster of stereotypes associated with their places of origin: coquettish and tolerant (French), severe and efficient (German), or

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Research Methodology in Kurdish Studies

Interactions between Fieldwork, Epistemology and Theory

Mehmet Orhan

regarding historical and contemporary problems in the Middle East. To take the definition by Edward Said ([1978] 2003) , orientalism is an approach that constructs the Orient in accordance to one's own stereotypes and interests and fantasies, in relation to

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Publications, Films and Conferences

Roxanne Varzi, Fadi A. Bardawil, Soheila Shahshahani, and Konstantina Isidoros

Occidental security and morality – seem to be evermore hysterically filling the media airwaves. Despite groundbreaking advances in Postcolonial and Subaltern Studies, such stereotypical caricatures stem from persistent Orientalism and erase the social