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What is veiling?

Author: Sahar Amer
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2014]
Series: Islamic civilization & Muslim networks.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the practice of veiling in Muslim culture, discussing its history, its religious, social, and political significance, and its importance to both conservative and progressive Muslim women as a symbol of commitment to their beliefs.--Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Amer, Sahar.
What is veiling?
(DLC) 2014007168
(OCoLC)872139165
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sahar Amer
ISBN: 9781469617763 1469617765 9781469619804 1469619806
OCLC Number: 883863792
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 234 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Understanding veiling in Islamic sacred texts --
What do progressive Muslims say about veiling? --
Politics and sociocultural practices of veiling --
Veiling in Euro-American societies --
Veils, harems, and the mission to civilize --
Veiling in Western Europe today --
Veiling in the United States of America today --
Veiling in the world and words of women --
Veiling and feminism --
Islamic fashion, beauty pageants, and Muslim dolls --
Veiling through the arts.
Series Title: Islamic civilization & Muslim networks.
Responsibility: Sahar Amer.

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Examines the practice of veiling in Muslim culture, discussing its history, its religious, social, and political significance, and its importance to both conservative and progressive Muslim women as a symbol of commitment to their beliefs.--Publisher's description.

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A sweeping historical and sociopolitical overview and perhaps the most comprehensive one on veiling.--<i>Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review</i>

 
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