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The veil : women writers on its history, lore, and politics

Author: Jennifer Heath
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Veiling is a globally polarizing issue, a locus for the struggle between Islam and the West and between contemporary and traditional interpretations of Islam. This book examines the vastly  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Heath
ISBN: 9780520250406 0520250400 9780520255180 0520255186
OCLC Number: 488193951
Description: 346 s. : illustrations
Contents: Introduction / Jennifer Heath --
From her royal body the robe was removed : the blessings of the veil and the trauma of forced unveilings in the Middle East / Mohja Kahf --
Shattered vessels that contain sparks of the divine : unveiling Hasidic women's dress code / Barbara Goldman Carrel --
Going the whole nine yards : vignettes of the veil in India / Roxanne Kamayani Gupta --
Out of the cloister : unveiling to better serve the Gospel / Laurene Lafontaine --
The Amish veil : symbol of separation and community / Jana Hawley --
"What is subordinated, dominates" : mourning, magic, masks, and male veiling / Jennifer Heath --
I just want to be me : issues in identity for one American Muslim woman / Pamela K. Taylor --
"She freed and floated on the air" : Salome and her dance of the seven veils / Shireen Malik --
"He hath couerd my soule inwarde and myn heed with a veyle" : veiling in medieval Europe and the early church / Desiree G. Koslin --
Nubo : the wedding veil / Sarah C. Bell --
After Eden : the veil as a conduit to the internal / Eve Grubin --
Virtue and sin : an Arab Christian woman's perspective / Rita Stephan --
Drawing the line at modesty : my place in the order of things / Michelle Auerbach --
On the road : travels with my hijab / Maliha Masood --
Purdah, patriarchy, and the tropical sun : womanhood in India / Jasbir Jain --
The veil : from Persepolis / Marjane Satrapi --
Concealing and revealing female hair : veiling dynamics in contemporary Iran / Ashraf Zahedi --
That (Afghan) girl! : ideology unveiled in National geographic / Dinah Zeiger --
Burqa and bikinis : Islamic dress in newspaper cartoons / Kecia Ali --
Lampooning the veil from home --
Dress codes and modes : how Islamic is the veil? / Aisha Shaheed --
From veil to veil : "what's in a woman's head is more important than what's on it" / Sherifa Zuhur --
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer Heath


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"A refreshingly three-dimensional portrait of the veil in history and in our contemporary world. This collection of essays turns the veil into a mirror, reflecting back upon us our own presumptions Read more...

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