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Cultural Expectations of Pregnant Women in Qatar

Susie Kilshaw, Daniel Miller, Halima Al Tamimi, Faten El-Taher, Mona Mohsen, Nadia Omar, Stella Major, and Kristina Sole

This article explores emerging themes from the first stages of an ethnographic study into pregnancy loss amongst Qatari women. Although primarily interested in miscarriage, to explore the experience of pregnancy loss, it was necessary first to

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Elif Mahir Metinsoy

World War I, one of the most important historical periods of the twentieth century, deeply affected women’s lives. It was a “total war,” which required mobilization of all segments of society including women and children. 1 During World War I

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Modern Women in a Modern State

Public Discourse in Interwar Yugoslavia on the Status of Women in Turkey (1923–1939)

Anđelko Vlašić

traumatic experience of Ottoman rule, and an anti-Ottoman feeling was thus reinforced. 2 Yugoslavs saw Ottoman women as being oppressed and lacking basic human rights. 3 On the other hand, Yugoslav Muslims, who made up approximately 10 percent of the

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Redefining Representation

Black Trans and Queer Women’s Digital Media Production

Moya Bailey

In an online video chat with other trans women who had read her memoir, writer and trans advocate Janet Mock discussed her decision to call her book Redefining Realness: My Journey to Womanhood . She says, “I felt like I needed an action, so

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Valentina Mitkova

This article concentrates on the literary activity of Bulgarian women writers between the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the 1940s. The main focus in considering women writers, their critical and public reception, their aspirations to be

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Green Fields and Blue Roads

The Melancholy of the Girl Walker in Irish Women’s Fiction

Maureen O’Connor

In the revised third edition of Havelock Ellis’s 1896 study, Sexual Inversion , having noted a ‘decided preference for green’ among the ‘inverts’, both men and women, whose histories he had recorded, Ellis argues that green ‘is rarely the favourite

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Niki Megalommati

This article deals with a rather complex issue: the position of women in Byzantine society. 1 During the thousand years of the Byzantine era (from approximately 330 to 1453 CE), the society underwent a series of radical transformations; the

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Finding a Place to Sit

How Qatari Women Combine Cultural and Kinship Capital in the Home Majlis

Rehenuma Asmi

. Johara wanted the space to be a place for Qatari and non-Qatari women to share their concerns, ideas and thoughts about Qatari society. On this particular evening, Johara instigated a conversation on Western feminism by sharing her experiences with Leila

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Ecaterina Lung

Studies on Byzantine women have progressed a lot in recent decades, especially under the influence of the feminist movement. Sources that have most often been used are law codes, contracts of marriage and dotal contracts, 1 and artifacts, such as

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Sanaz Nasirpour

enabled Iranians in the diaspora and women in particular to create international connectivity including back in Iran. Inevitably, the digital space and the Internet have provided Iranian diaspora in general an innovative way for sharing ideas, exchanging