Hair, Headwear, and Orthodox Jewish Women: Kallah's Choice

Hair, Headwear, and Orthodox Jewish Women: Kallah's Choice

by Amy K. Milligan

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ISBN-13: 9781498505543
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 05/24/2016
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Amy K. Milligan teaches women and gender studies at Elizabethtown College. Her research concentrates on the overlap of gender and sexuality with religion.

Table of Contents

Prologue
Chapter 1: A Hairy Subject: Approaches to Hair and Hair Covering
Chapter 2: Covering Jewish Women: The Congregational Context
Chapter 3: Splitting Hairs: The Struggle for Community Definition in a Small Town Orthodox Synagogue
Chapter 4: Wearing Many Hats: The Hair Covering Practices of the Orthodox Jewish Women at Degel Israel Synagogue
Chapter 5: Letting Their Hair Down: Orthodox Women at Degel Israel Synagogue Who Choose Not to Cover Their Hair
Chapter 6: Flipping Their Wigs for Judaism: Non-Orthodox Women Who Choose to Cover Their Heads
Chapter 7: The Long and Short of It: A Psychoreligious Interpretation of Hair Covering
Epilogue

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