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Publications of Ellen McLarney    :chronological  alphabetical  combined listing:

%% Books   
@book{fds293969,
   Author = {McLarney, EA},
   Title = {Soft force: Women in Egypt's Islamic awakening},
   Pages = {1-312},
   Publisher = {Princeton University Press},
   Year = {2015},
   Month = {June},
   ISBN = {9780691158488},
   url = {http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10512.html},
   Abstract = {© 2015 by Princeton University Press. All rights reserved.
             In the decades leading up to the Arab Spring in 2011, when
             Hosni Mubarak's authoritarian regime was swept from power in
             Egypt, Muslim women took a leading role in developing a
             robust Islamist presence in the country's public sphere.
             Soft Force examines the writings and activism of these
             women-including scholars, preachers, journalists, critics,
             actors, and public intellectuals-who envisioned an Islamic
             awakening in which women's rights and the family, equality,
             and emancipation were at the center. Challenging Western
             conceptions of Muslim women as being oppressed by Islam,
             Ellen McLarney shows how women used "soft force"-a women's
             jihad characterized by nonviolent protest-to oppose secular
             dictatorship and articulate a public sphere that was both
             Islamic and democratic. McLarney draws on memoirs, political
             essays, sermons, newspaper articles, and other writings to
             explore how these women imagined the home and the family as
             sites of the free practice of religion in a climate where
             Islamists were under siege by the secular state. While they
             seem to reinforce women's traditional roles in a
             male-dominated society, these Islamist writers also
             reoriented Islamist politics in domains coded as feminine,
             putting women at the very forefront in imagining an Islamic
             polity. Bold and insightful, Soft Force transforms our
             understanding of women's rights, women's liberation, and
             women's equality in Egypt's Islamic revival.},
   Key = {fds293969}
}


%% Papers Published   
@article{fds352325,
   Author = {McLARNEY, E and MOTTAHEDEH, N},
   Title = {Soundscapes of the iranian revolution},
   Journal = {Journal of Middle East Women'S Studies},
   Volume = {16},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {227-234},
   Year = {2020},
   Month = {July},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/15525864-8238258},
   Doi = {10.1215/15525864-8238258},
   Key = {fds352325}
}

@article{fds346562,
   Author = {McLarney, E},
   Title = {Beyoncé's soft power: Poetics and politics of an
             afro-diasporic aesthetics},
   Journal = {Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media
             Studies},
   Volume = {34},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {1-39},
   Publisher = {Duke University Press},
   Year = {2019},
   Month = {September},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/02705346-7584892},
   Abstract = {<jats:p>This article charts Beyoncé’s multimedia
             intervention into the politics of the Trump presidency as
             she draws on the work of black Muslim and Latinx artists to
             challenge white monopolies on representation in the
             Breitbart era. It specifically looks at the political
             interventions Beyoncé staged through collaborations with
             Warsan Shire, a British poet born in Kenya to Somali
             parents; Awol Erizku, an Ethiopian-born American artist
             raised in the Bronx; and Daniela Vesco, a Costa Rican
             photographer. This collective of artists forge a black
             aesthetics at a heightened level of visibility, using new
             performative technologies to intervene in the politics of
             #BlackLivesMatter, crackdowns on Muslim and Latinx refugees
             and immigrants, the proposed wall with Mexico, and neo-Nazi
             mobilization. Focusing on Beyoncé’s pregnancy
             announcement, the article explores the politics of
             representation of black bodies and black lives, as she
             transforms the trope of suffering black mothers and their
             martyred black youth into a celebration of black motherhood
             and the pregnant body. These images are consciously rooted
             in a genealogy of black women’s representations of black
             women’s bodies. Despite the political power of these
             interventions, accusations were leveled at Beyoncé of
             cultural appropriation and exploitation of suffering by the
             neoliberal entertainment machine. By mentoring these
             artists, Beyoncé sought to convey the fertility of creative
             foment across borders and power hierarchies, even if her
             star power ultimately eclipsed the message as well as the
             marginalized artist that she sought to highlight.</jats:p>},
   Doi = {10.1215/02705346-7584892},
   Key = {fds346562}
}

@article{fds343184,
   Author = {McLarney, E},
   Title = {James Baldwin and the Power of Black Muslim
             Language},
   Journal = {Social Text},
   Volume = {37},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {51-84},
   Publisher = {Duke University Press},
   Year = {2019},
   Month = {March},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/01642472-7286264},
   Doi = {10.1215/01642472-7286264},
   Key = {fds343184}
}

@article{fds345807,
   Author = {McLarney, E},
   Title = {Cover art concept},
   Journal = {Journal of Middle East Women'S Studies},
   Volume = {15},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {235-236},
   Year = {2019},
   Month = {January},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/15525864-7491143},
   Doi = {10.1215/15525864-7491143},
   Key = {fds345807}
}

@article{fds345808,
   Author = {McLarney, E},
   Title = {Cover art concept},
   Journal = {Journal of Middle East Women'S Studies},
   Volume = {15},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {116},
   Year = {2019},
   Month = {January},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/15525864-7273857},
   Doi = {10.1215/15525864-7273857},
   Key = {fds345808}
}

@article{fds345809,
   Author = {Bayoumi, S and Hafez, S and McLarney, E},
   Title = {From the new editorial team},
   Journal = {Journal of Middle East Women'S Studies},
   Volume = {15},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {1-2},
   Year = {2019},
   Month = {January},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/15525864-7273664},
   Doi = {10.1215/15525864-7273664},
   Key = {fds345809}
}

@article{fds305823,
   Author = {McLarney, E},
   Title = {FREEDOM, JUSTICE, and the POWER of ADAB},
   Journal = {International Journal of Middle East Studies},
   Volume = {48},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {25-46},
   Publisher = {Cambridge University Press (CUP)},
   Year = {2016},
   Month = {January},
   ISSN = {0020-7438},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0020743815001452},
   Abstract = {© Copyright 2016 Cambridge University Press. This article
             analyzes in depth four main writings by the pioneering nahda
             intellectual Rifa'a Rafi'al-Tahtawi, who drew on classical
             kinds of adab to articulate new kinds of political
             subjectivities. He especially draws on the image of the body
             politic as a body with the king at its heart. But he
             reconfigures this image, instead placing the public, or the
             people, at the heart of politics, a "vanquishing sultan"
             that governs through public opinion. For al-Tahtawi, adab is
             a kind of virtuous comportment that governs self and soul
             and structures political relationships. In this, he does not
             diverge from classical conceptions of adab as righteous
             behavior organizing proper social and political
             relationships. But in his thought, disciplinary training in
             adab is crucial to the citizen-subject's capacity for
             self-rule, as he submits to the authority of his individual
             conscience, ensuring not only freedom, but also justice.
             These ideas have had lasting impact on Islamic thought, as
             they have been recycled for the political struggles of new
             generations.},
   Doi = {10.1017/S0020743815001452},
   Key = {fds305823}
}

@article{fds226018,
   Author = {E.A. McLarney},
   Title = {The Redemption of Women’s Liberation: Reviving Qasim
             Amin},
   Booktitle = {Transformations of Modern Arab Thought: Intellectual History
             after the Liberal Age},
   Publisher = {Princeton University Press},
   Editor = {Max Weiss and Jens Hanssen},
   Year = {2016},
   Key = {fds226018}
}

@article{fds226019,
   Author = {E.A. McLarney},
   Title = {On Constitutions and Women’s Rights: Egypt in 2012 and
             2014},
   Booktitle = {Women's Rights in the Aftermath of the Arab
             Spring},
   Editor = {Fatima Sadiqi},
   Year = {2016},
   Key = {fds226019}
}

@article{fds293977,
   Author = {McLarney, E},
   Title = {Women’s Rights in the Egyptian Constitution:
             (Neo)Liberalism’s Family Values},
   Journal = {Jadaliyya},
   Year = {2013},
   Month = {May},
   url = {http://http//www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/11852/womens-rights-in-the-egyptian-constitution_(neo)li},
   Key = {fds293977}
}

@article{fds305815,
   Author = {McLarney, E},
   Title = {Review: Reconfiguring Islamic Tradition: Reform,
             Rationality, and Modernity by Samira Haj},
   Journal = {International Journal of Middle East Studies},
   Volume = {44},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {177-179},
   Publisher = {Cambridge University Press (CUP)},
   Year = {2012},
   Month = {February},
   ISSN = {1471-6380},
   url = {http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=000299881600020&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=47d3190e77e5a3a53558812f597b0b92},
   Doi = {10.1017/S0020743811001401},
   Key = {fds305815}
}

@article{fds293981,
   Author = {McLarney, EA},
   Title = {American Freedom and Islamic Fascism: Ideology in the Hall
             of Mirrors},
   Journal = {Theory and Event},
   Volume = {14},
   Number = {3},
   Year = {2011},
   Month = {September},
   url = {http://hdl.handle.net/10161/6988 Duke open
             access},
   Key = {fds293981}
}

@article{fds293982,
   Author = {McLarney, EA},
   Title = {The Islamic Public Sphere and the Discipline of
             Adab},
   Journal = {International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies},
   Volume = {43},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {429-449},
   Publisher = {Cambridge University Press (CUP)},
   Year = {2011},
   url = {http://hdl.handle.net/10161/6998 Duke open
             access},
   Doi = {10.1017/s0020743811000602},
   Key = {fds293982}
}

@article{fds293983,
   Author = {McLarney, EA and co-authors, BG},
   Title = {Muslim Women, Consumer Capitalism, and the Islamic Culture
             Industry},
   Journal = {Journal of Middle East Women'S Studies},
   Year = {2010},
   Month = {Fall},
   url = {http://hdl.handle.net/10161/6972 Duke open
             access},
   Key = {fds293983}
}

@article{fds293979,
   Author = {McLarney, E},
   Title = {The private is political: Women and family in intellectual
             Islam},
   Journal = {Feminist Theory},
   Volume = {11},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {129-148},
   Publisher = {SAGE Publications},
   Year = {2010},
   Month = {August},
   ISSN = {1464-7001},
   url = {http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000280610900004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=47d3190e77e5a3a53558812f597b0b92},
   Abstract = {In Hiba Ra'uf's Woman and Political Work, she argues that
             the family is the basic political unit of the Islamic
             community or nation (the umma). Her thesis is both feminist
             and Islamist, as she argues that the 'private is political'.
             By drawing analogies between family and umma, family and
             caliphate, the personal and the political, the private and
             public, Ra'uf seeks to dismantle the oppositions of secular
             society, to challenge the division of society into discrete
             spheres. This entails an implicit challenge to the secular
             state, but effected through the politics of the family. An
             Islamic family, she argues, is a powerful site for the
             transformation of socio-political institutions; a politics
             of the microcosmic with macrocosmic ramifications, effected
             through the very embodiment and practice of an Islamic ethos
             at a grassroots, capillary level. However, though Ra'uf
             contests liberal secularism's division of spheres with
             feminist and Islamist critical methods, she reproduces some
             of its fundamental assumptions about the nature of the
             family: as the domain of religion, in opposition to the
             secular state; as rooting community, in opposition to the
             individualism of the citizen; as an ethics grounded in
             affect; and as an essentially feminine world. In making the
             family the sphere of Islamic politics, Ra'uf re-enacts
             secularism's division of spheres, sacralizing the affective
             bonds of intimate relations and making the family the domain
             of religion. Furthermore, by emphasizing the family as the
             domain of women's political work, she reinscribes the family
             as a feminine sphere, so that woman's vocation is familial,
             as is her ethical disposition. © The Author(s)
             2010.},
   Doi = {10.1177/1464700110366805},
   Key = {fds293979}
}

@article{fds293976,
   Author = {McLarney, EA and Gokariksel, B},
   Title = {Marketing Muslim Women, Special Issue},
   Journal = {Journal of Middle East Women’S Studies},
   Year = {2010},
   Month = {Fall},
   Key = {fds293976}
}

@article{fds293984,
   Author = {McLarney, EA},
   Title = {Burqa in Vogue: Fashioning Afghanistan},
   Journal = {Journal of Middle East Women'S Studies},
   Volume = {5},
   Number = {1},
   Year = {2009},
   Month = {Winter},
   url = {http://hdl.handle.net/10161/6446 Duke open
             access},
   Key = {fds293984}
}

@article{fds293986,
   Author = {McLarney, E},
   Title = {The socialist romance of the postcolonial Arabic
             novel},
   Journal = {Research in African Literatures},
   Volume = {40},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {186-205},
   Publisher = {Indiana University Press},
   Year = {2009},
   Month = {Fall},
   ISSN = {0034-5210},
   url = {http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000267954300012&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=47d3190e77e5a3a53558812f597b0b92},
   Abstract = {This essay examines the politics of love in the Arabic
             novel: how love is used to envision a more just and
             egalitarian society. The marriage market, courtship
             practices, and kinship ties - which propagate and calcify
             gender and class hierarchies - prove formidable obstacles to
             the realization of the utopian vision of social equality.
             love ideology becomes a means of defying these conventions,
             conceived of as a powerful force breaking down the hegemony
             of the upper classes and male privilege, challenging their
             sense of propriety and entitlement, and restructuring
             society according to more egalitarian principles. This essay
             contests the dichotomization of romantic and politically
             committed literature in Arabic literary criticism, and
             likewise, corresponding assumptions about the division
             between the personal and political, private and public
             presumably coded in the novel.},
   Doi = {10.2979/RAL.2009.40.3.186},
   Key = {fds293986}
}

@article{fds293985,
   Author = {McLarney, E},
   Title = {"Empire of the machine": Oil in the Arabic
             Novel},
   Journal = {Boundary 2},
   Volume = {36},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {177-198},
   Publisher = {Duke University Press},
   Year = {2009},
   Month = {Summer},
   ISSN = {0190-3659},
   url = {http://hdl.handle.net/10161/7008 Duke open
             access},
   Doi = {10.1215/01903659-2009-010},
   Key = {fds293985}
}

@article{fds305928,
   Author = {Roy, O},
   Title = {Secularism Confronts Islam},
   Journal = {Middle Eastern Studies Association Bulletin},
   Year = {2009},
   Key = {fds305928}
}

@article{fds293988,
   Author = {McLarney, EA},
   Title = {Literacy and the Literary: Reading and Speaking
             Arabic},
   Journal = {Adfl Bulletin},
   Volume = {37},
   Number = {1},
   Year = {2005},
   Month = {Fall},
   Key = {fds293988}
}

@article{fds293991,
   Author = {McLarney, EA},
   Title = {The Politics of Driss Chraibi’s Le passé
             simple},
   Journal = {Journal of North African Studies},
   Volume = {8},
   Number = {2},
   Year = {2003},
   Month = {Summer},
   Key = {fds293991}
}

@article{fds305822,
   Author = {McLarney, E},
   Title = {Politics of Le passé simple},
   Journal = {The Journal of North African Studies},
   Volume = {8},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {1-18},
   Publisher = {Informa UK Limited},
   Year = {2003},
   Month = {January},
   ISSN = {1362-9387},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13629380308718505},
   Abstract = {The uproar incited by Driss Chraibi's Le passé simple
             resulted from the political climate at the time of the
             novel's publication in 1954, skewing the interpretation of
             the text. The novel allegorically describes tensions between
             different political groups in terms of family conflict. The
             hero Driss's rebellion against his father, 'Le Seigneur',
             hence assumes the dimensions of a revolt against the king,
             as he tries to rally his brothers to a 'coup d'état'. The
             author's images, both historical and novelistic, are
             modelled on the French revolution and the family romance
             novels that were its literary complement. Le passé simple
             draws a historical blueprint for the Moroccan nation, one
             that was not executed in the short run, but was partially
             realised over time. The novel dramatises (and predicts) the
             conflict between the monarchy and elites such as the
             intelligentsia, symbolised as a father-son conflict. Most
             analyses have reduced the work to its psychoanalytic
             dimensions, eliding its political substratum.},
   Doi = {10.1080/13629380308718505},
   Key = {fds305822}
}

@article{fds305818,
   Author = {McLarney E},
   Title = {Review: The House on Arnus Square by Samar
             Attar},
   Journal = {Journal of Arabic Literature},
   Volume = {34},
   Number = {3},
   Year = {2003},
   Key = {fds305818}
}

@article{fds305826,
   Author = {McLarney, E},
   Title = {The 'House on Arnus Street'},
   Journal = {Journal of Arabic Literature},
   Volume = {34},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {289-293},
   Year = {2003},
   ISSN = {0085-2376},
   url = {http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000186566800007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=47d3190e77e5a3a53558812f597b0b92},
   Key = {fds305826}
}

@article{fds293990,
   Author = {McLarney, E},
   Title = {Unlocking the female in AHLĀM mustaghnam},
   Journal = {Journal of Arabic Literature},
   Volume = {33},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {24-44},
   Publisher = {BRILL},
   Year = {2002},
   Month = {April},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15700640252955478},
   Doi = {10.1163/15700640252955478},
   Key = {fds293990}
}

@article{fds305820,
   Author = {McLarney, E},
   Title = {Review: Under the Naked Sky by Denis Johnson-Davies},
   Journal = {Journal of Arabic Literature},
   Volume = {33},
   Number = {2},
   Year = {2002},
   Key = {fds305820}
}

@article{fds293989,
   Author = {McLarney, EA},
   Title = {The Algerian Personal Statute: A French Legacy},
   Journal = {Islamic Quarterly},
   Volume = {41},
   Number = {3},
   Year = {1997},
   Key = {fds293989}
}


%% Book Reviews   
@article{fds148755,
   Author = {Olivier Roy},
   Title = {Review: Secularism Confronts Islam},
   Journal = {Middle Eastern Studies Association Bulletin},
   Year = {2009},
   Key = {fds148755}
}


%% Other   
@misc{fds343303,
   Author = {McLarney, E},
   Title = {The Revival of Women’s Liberation},
   Booktitle = {Arabic Thought Against the Authoritarian Age: Towards an
             Intellectual History of the Present},
   Publisher = {Cambridge University Press},
   Editor = {Hanssen, J and Weiss, M},
   Year = {2018},
   Key = {fds343303}
}

@misc{fds343304,
   Author = {McLarney, E},
   Title = {Women’s Rights and Equality: Egyptian Constitutional
             Law},
   Booktitle = {Women’s Movements in Post-Arab Spring North
             Africa},
   Publisher = {Palgrave Macmillan},
   Editor = {Sadiqi, F},
   Year = {2016},
   Key = {fds343304}
}

@misc{fds305824,
   Author = {McLarney, E},
   Title = {Egypt on the Brink},
   Journal = {The State of Things},
   Publisher = {WUNC Radio},
   Year = {2013},
   Month = {August},
   Key = {fds305824}
}

@misc{fds305816,
   Author = {McLarney, E},
   Title = {Latifah al-Zayyat},
   Booktitle = {Dictionary of Literary Biography: 20th-Century Arabic
             Literature},
   Publisher = {Thompson-Gale},
   Editor = {al-Mallah, M},
   Year = {2008},
   Key = {fds305816}
}

@misc{fds305821,
   Author = {McLarney, EA},
   Title = {Islam in Vogue: Muslim Women in the Media},
   Journal = {"Imagining Ourselves." International Museum of
             Women},
   Year = {2007},
   url = {http://imaginingourselves.imow.org/pb/Story.aspx?G=1&C=0&id=1341&lang=1},
   Key = {fds305821}
}

@misc{fds305817,
   Author = {McLarney, E},
   Title = {Women, Gender, and Love: Modern Discourses: Arab
             States},
   Volume = {3},
   Booktitle = {Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures},
   Publisher = {Brill},
   Editor = {Joseph, S},
   Year = {2005},
   Key = {fds305817}
}