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The Islamic Veil: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)

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Banned in public institutions in France and Turkey, mandatory in Saudi Arabia and Iran, no other item of clothing incites such furious reactions. The Islamic veil – a catch-all term that encompasses everything from a simple headscarf to the all-covering burqa – has, over the past decade, become a heated battleground for debates on everything from womens rights to multiculturalism. Elizabeth Bucar goes beyond the simplistic question of whether the veil is “good” or “bad” to ask instead why it has become so politically symbolic. Cutting through the condescension and fear that typify the debate, she reveals the huge diversity of womens experiences of veiling. Her illuminating global perspective takes in everything from the new veiling movement among the Egyptian middle class to hijab fashion in Indonesia. It will be invaluable to anyone looking to understand the veil beyond its status as shorthand for Islamic fundamentalism and female oppression.

About 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?

Product Details

ISBN:
9781851689286
Author:
Bucar, Elizabeth
Publisher:
ONEWorld Publications
Author:
Bucar, Elizabeth M.
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Islam - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Beginner's Guides
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
5.13 x 7.63 in

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History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Islamic Studies
Religion » Islam » General

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