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Questioning the Veil: Open Letters to Muslim Women

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Across much of the world today, Muslim women of all ages are increasingly choosing to wear the veil. Is this trend a sign of rising piety or a way of asserting Muslim pride? And does the veil really provide women freedom from sexual harassment? Written in the form of letters addressing all those interested in this issue, Questioning the Veil examines the inconsistent and inadequate reasons given for the veil, and points to the dangers and limitations of this highly questionable cultural practice. Marnia Lazreg, a preeminent authority in Middle East women's studies, combines her own experiences growing up in a Muslim family in Algeria with interviews and the real-life stories of other Muslim women to produce this nuanced argument for doing away with the veil.

An incisive mix of the personal and political, supported by meticulous research, Questioning the Veil will compel all readers to reconsider their views of this controversial and sensitive topic.

Lazreg stresses that the veil is not included in the five pillars of Islam, asks whether piety sufficiently justifies veiling, explores the adverse psychological effects of the practice on the wearer and those around her, and pays special attention to the negative impact of veiling for young girls. Lazreg's provocative findings indicate that far from being spontaneous, the trend toward wearing the veil has been driven by an organized and growing campaign that includes literature, DVDs, YouTube videos, and courses designed by some Muslim men to teach women about their presumed rights under the veil.

An incisive mix of the personal and political, supported by meticulous research, Questioning the Veil will compel all readers to reconsider their views of this controversial and sensitive topic.

Synopsis:

Examines the inconsistent and inadequate reasons given for the veil worn by Muslim women, and points to the dangers and limitations of this highly questionable cultural practice.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400830923
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Subject:
Social Science : Islamic Studies
Creator:
Lazreg Marnia
Author:
Lazreg Marnia
Author:
Lazreg, Marnia
Subject:
Hijab (Islamic clothing)
Subject:
Muslim women
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
Islam - Rituals & Practice
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Political Science and International Relations
Subject:
Middle Eastern Studies
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
World History/Comparative History
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Subject:
Islam-Rituals and Practice
Subject:
Middle East-Women and Gender
Subject:
Sociology-Islamic Studies
Subject:
Social Science : Women's Studies - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Religion : Islam - Rituals & Practice
Publication Date:
July 2009
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Islamic Studies
History and Social Science » World History » General
Religion » Islam » Rituals and Practice

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