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

Author: Leila Ahmed
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 throughout the Islamic world again wear the veil. This is a story of the veil's resurgence, from Egypt through Saudi Arabia and into the West.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leila Ahmed
ISBN: 9780300181432 0300181434
OCLC Number: 779244436
Description: viii, 352 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Leila Ahmed.

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Tells the story of the veils' and headscarves' resurgence, from Egypt through Saudi Arabia and into the West, suggesting a portrait of contemporary Islam.  Read more...

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"A Quiet Revolution is an exceptional study of women in Islam. Their story is a remarkable one, and Leila Ahmed tells it with grace and understanding." (Joseph Preville, Time Out) "...an acute study Read more...

 
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