Questioning the Veil: Open Letters to Muslim Women

Questioning the Veil: Open Letters to Muslim Women

by Marnia Lazreg
     
 

"A wonderful read: well-written, well-constructed, well-argued, and highly significant. Lazreg addresses a controversial topic and takes intellectual risks. This little gem of a book is brilliant."—Sondra Hale, University of California, Los Angeles

"Clearly expressed and convincing, this book makes arguments and counters opposing views in a subtle

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"A wonderful read: well-written, well-constructed, well-argued, and highly significant. Lazreg addresses a controversial topic and takes intellectual risks. This little gem of a book is brilliant."—Sondra Hale, University of California, Los Angeles

"Clearly expressed and convincing, this book makes arguments and counters opposing views in a subtle, gentle, and imaginative way. Readers will find the book fascinating and will be drawn to its personal nature and elegant answers."—Judith Herrin, King's College London

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691150086
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/21/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
1,179,186
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Letter One: Modesty 15

Letter Two: Sexual Harassment 41

Letter Three: Cultural Identity 53

Letter Four: Conviction and Piety 67

Letter Five: Why Women Should Not

Wear the Veil 97

Notes 133

References 147

Index 153

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