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Al-raida first appeared in May 1976, 3 years after the founding of the first institute for women’s studies in the Arab world (i.e. IWSAW). It started off as a thin newsletter consisting of a dozen stenciled pages, with the modest and limited purpose of reporting on the activities of IWSAW. With time, however, al-raida grew in size and scope, a development that was also gradually reflected in its appearance. Whereas initially it consisted mostly of profiles of women, conference reports, and summaries of studies, by the mid 1980s an important addition was made, i.e. research-based articles, thus making a qualitative and quantitative leap in terms of content and mandate. By 1994, al-raida reached a new level of maturity with the introduction of a specialized section or “file” which focuses on cutting edge themes and often controversial issues related to women in the Arab world. In 2002, and in line with the technological advances that swept the publishing world in the last decade, the Institute made al-raida available online in both English and Arabic, thus allowing researchers and activists worldwide to have easy and instantaneous access to it. In 2007, al-raida was revamped in both appearance and content. It became smaller in size and new sections were introduced, namely the “young scholars” section and an original “book reviews” section.
More than three decades after its first appearance, in 2013, al-raida was turned into a biannual interdisciplinary peer-reviewed academic journal that contains scholarly articles of international standards as well as non-academic articles. Al-raida will thus continue to invite submissions that enrich the debate on women in the Arab world, whether in the form of interviews, opinion pieces, testimonials, short stories, poems, or essays.

Women and Photography - Spring/Summer 2013 - Issues 141-142

Table of Contents


Word from the Editor


Word from the Editor-in-Chief 2-3
Dr. Dima Dabbous  
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Editorial


Women and Photography 4-6
Yasmine Nachabe Taan  
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Articles


Silent Shout Photography, Women, and the Iranian Rooftop (1953, 1979, 2009) 8-26
Brynn Hatton  
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Car Flirting and Morality Cruising: Neurotic Gazes and Paranoid Glances in Contemporary Iranian Art 27-38
Sara Mameni  
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In/distinction On Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh’s A Photographic Conversation from Burj al-Shamali Camp 39-47
Daniel Berndt  
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The Beach: The Politics of Gender in Modern Day Egypt 48-59
Yasmine Allam  
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Files


Cross-dressing in Photographs of 1920s and 1930s Egypt, Palestine and Lebanon 60-63
Yasmine Nachabe Taan  
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Interviews


Interview with Christina Rahme: A Fashion Photographer Based in Beirut 64-65
Yasmine Nachabe Taan  
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Interview with Karen Kalou: A Photographer 66-69
Hiba Mikdashi  
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Review


A Review of Rasha Kahil’s Photographic Practice 70-73
Helen Karam  
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The Passport of the 21st Century 74-76
Farah Berrou  
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Obituary


Obituary: Farewell Rita 77-78
Guita Hourani  
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Book Reviews


A Girl and Her Room, by Rania Matar 79-80
Mehrnoush Shafiei  
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ISSN: 0259-9953

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