The emergence of the Palestinian Women’s movement and its entanglements with European feminisms

Despite its complex history and the multitude of factors and influences which continuously shape it, including foremost the energetic, impactful and revolutionary contributions of women around the world, feminism continues to be labeled as a “quintessentially Western” phenomenon (De Haan, 2020). One of the important results of this misunderstanding (and perhaps misrepresentation?) of feminism, as … Continue reading The emergence of the Palestinian Women’s movement and its entanglements with European feminisms

Jordan and the Occult: exploring magic beliefs in the Middle East

Beliefs in magic, the evil eye, jinn and other occult practices are common-place in Jordan and throughout Islamic societies. The complex nature of magic beliefs positions them in the intersection of religion, superstition and the human desire to define and overcome the unknown. In this article Maggie Nazer takes on the challenge to tell a multifaceted story about the intriguing and controversial subject of magic beliefs in the Middle East.