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A quiet revolution : the veil's resurgence, from the Middle East to America

Author: Leila Ahmed
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011
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Chronicles Islamic women's use of the veil, an article of clothing that fell out of use in the 1940s, but now is worn by most Muslim women and has sparked debate around the world
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leila Ahmed
ISBN: 9780300170955 0300170955 9780300181432 0300181434
OCLC Number: 769053543
Notes: The Islamic resurgence and the veil: from emergence to migration. Unveiling. The veil's vanishing past. The 1970s: seeds of the resurgence. The new veil: converging influences. The 1980s: exploring women's motivations. Islamist connections. Migrations. The 1990s: a changing climate in America. After 9/11: new pathways in America. Prologue. Backlash: the veil, the burka, and the clamor of war. ISNA and the women of ISNA. American Muslim women's activism in the twenty-first century
Description: viii, 352 s. ; 25 cm
Contents: The islamic resurgence and the veil: from emergence to migration (Unveiling ; The veil's vanishing past ; The 1970s: seeds of the resurgence ; The new veil: converging influences ; The 1980s: exploring women's motivations ; Islamist connections ; Migrations ; The 1990s: a changing climate in America). --
After 9/11: new pathways in America (Backlash: the veil, the burkah, and the clamor of war ; ISNA and the women of ISNA ; American Muslim women's activism in the twenty-first century)
Responsibility: Leila Ahmed
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In Cairo in the 1940s, the author was raised by a generation of women who never dressed in the veils and headscarves their mothers and grandmothers had worn. However, the majority of Muslim women  Read more...

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"A discerning account of feminists, veiled and unveiled, and their creation of what[Ahmed] sees as a new space within American Islam." Christine Stansell, <i>New Republic Read more...

 
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