Velvet jihad : Muslim women's quiet resistance to Islamic fundamentalism (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Velvet jihad : Muslim women's quiet resistance to Islamic fundamentalism

Author: Faegheh Shirazi
Publisher: Gainesville, Fla. : University Press of Florida, 2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reveals the creative strategies Muslim women have adopted to quietly fight against those who would limit their growing rights. This book examines issues that are important to all women, from routine  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Faegheh Shirazi
ISBN: 9780813033549 0813033543
OCLC Number: 488573032
Notes: Honor and virginity. Sterility, childbirth, taboos, and popular religious practices. Even dolls must wear hijab. Arts and athletics: stepping over boundaries. Gender preference: an Islamic view. Bodies confined, spirits cleansed
Description: xiv, 277 s. : illustrations
Contents: Honor and virginity --
Sterility, childbirth, taboos, and popular religious practices --
Even dolls must wear hijab --
Arts and athletics: stepping over boundaries --
Gender preference: an Islamic view --
Bodies confined, spirits cleansed.
Responsibility: Faegheh Shirazi

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The originality of Velvet Jihad is in its bringing together a huge amount of data on various aspects of Muslim women's lives from all over the Muslim world. Shirazi challenges the stereotypes that Read more...

 
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