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  • Jordanian Women and the Digital Economy During COVID-19
    by ACOR on June 21, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    by Allison J. Anderson Jordan’s low female labor force participation rate has long confounded policymakers, researchers, and activists. Despite achieving progress on several determinants of female labor force participation over the last decade, including increasing levels of female educational attainment, higher ages of marriage, and lower rates of fertility, less than 15 percent of women are… Read more The post Jordanian Women and the Digital Economy During COVID-19 appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

  • Ammonite Kings and Gods in Stone: Reading the Iconography in Its Broader Near Eastern Context
    by ACOR on May 10, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    by Joel S. Burnett A visit to the Jordan Archaeological Museum on the Amman Citadel or the Jordan Museum in Ras al-Ayn brings you up close with multiple examples of stone statuary from Iron Age Amman (ca. 1150–550 BCE). These impressive sculptures include miniature statues of standing anthropomorphic figures and life-size and nearly life-size sculpted… Read more The post Ammonite Kings and Gods in Stone: Reading the Iconography in Its Broader Near Eastern Context appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

  • Speaking SOGI Asylum: Humanitarian Discourses of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Amman
    by ACOR on April 13, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    by Keegan Terek From September to November 2021, I carried out a final stage of dissertation fieldwork with the support of an ACOR-CAORC Predoctoral Fellowship in Amman. My research uses theories and methods from linguistic anthropology to examine contemporary contestation over Arabic discourses around non-heteronormative gender and sexuality. In plain terms, I study how people… Read more The post Speaking SOGI Asylum: Humanitarian Discourses of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Amman appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

  • Exploring the Political Economy of Cultural Heritage
    by ACOR on March 30, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    by Charlotte Vekemans “Heritage is Jordan’s oil.” This statement, which I heard from heritage experts, development workers, and Jordanian government officials, has come to be the most captivating way for me to summarize my PhD project. With the support of a Harrell Family Fellowship granted by the American Center of Research, I conducted field research… Read more The post Exploring the Political Economy of Cultural Heritage appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

  • Ethnographic Research on Graffiti/Street Art, Youth, and Urban Space in Amman
    by ACOR on February 10, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    by Kyle Benedict Craig With support from an ACOR-CAORC Predoctoral Fellowship, I conducted dissertation fieldwork on Amman’s graffiti/street art scene from May to August 2021. During this period of on-site fieldwork, I attended art exhibitions, observed graffiti/street art painting sessions, participated in walking tours of Amman’s public art scene, and conducted semiformal interviews with artists,… Read more The post Ethnographic Research on Graffiti/Street Art, Youth, and Urban Space in Amman appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

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