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The Islamic Veil: A Beginner's Guide [NOOK Book]

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For many the mark of fundamentalism and female oppression, the Islamic veil is a powerful symbol. Navigating complex relationships between religion, culture, politics, and women's freedom, this lively introduction goes beyond the simplistic mainstream understandings about the veil and whether it is “good” or “bad” to explore the experiences of veiling from the points of view of contemporary Muslim women. Using diverse case studies from around the world, including the new veiling movement among the Egyptian ...
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The Islamic Veil: A Beginner's Guide

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Overview

For many the mark of fundamentalism and female oppression, the Islamic veil is a powerful symbol. Navigating complex relationships between religion, culture, politics, and women's freedom, this lively introduction goes beyond the simplistic mainstream understandings about the veil and whether it is “good” or “bad” to explore the experiences of veiling from the points of view of contemporary Muslim women. Using diverse case studies from around the world, including the new veiling movement among the Egyptian middle-class, the veil's role in American Muslims' post 9/11 identity, and jihab fashion in Indonesia, Elizabeth Bucar offers a truly global perspective on the Islamic veil in today's world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780740973
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Series: Beginner's Guides
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 921 KB

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Bucar is an associate professor of philosophy and religion at Northeastern University. She is the author of Creative Conformity: The Feminist Politics of U.S. Catholic and Iranian Shi'a Women and a coeditor of Does Human Rights Need God?
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

List of figures xi

Introduction 1

Ethics 16

Sacred texts 28

Law 49

Colonialism 67

Employment 86

Education 98

Identity 113

Fashion 129

Conclusion 151

Further reading 155

Bibliography 159

Index 167

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