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The Resource What is veiling?, Sahar Amer

What is veiling?, Sahar Amer

Label
What is veiling?
Title
What is veiling?
Statement of responsibility
Sahar Amer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An engaging introduction to one of the most visible, controversial and least understood emblems of Islam The Islamic veil in all its forms - from the headscarf to the full body garment - is one of the most visible signs of Islam as a religion. It is also one of its most controversial and misunderstood traditions among both Muslims and non-Muslims. In an environment of increasing conservatism in Euro-American Muslim-majority societies, in a world where a woman's right to wear the headscarf has become a flashpoint for issues of all sorts, and at a time when racial and religious profiling has become commonplace, it is our political and social responsibility to gain a deeper understanding of veiling. This concise, easy-to-read and even-handed introduction is organised around three main topics: the historical, religious and cultural background; contemporary debates about the veil; and the varied, shifting meanings the veil has had for Muslim women over the past century
Cataloging source
VMVL
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Amer, Sahar
Dewey number
391.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Muslim women
  • Veils
  • Veils
  • Veils
  • Women in Islam
  • Hijab (islamic clothing)
  • Veils
Label
What is veiling?, Sahar Amer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Contents
Introduction. What is veiling? -- Part I. Islam, politics, and veiling -- 1. Understanding veiling in Islamic sacred texts -- 2. What do progressive Muslims say about veiling? -- 3. Politics and sociocultural practices of veiling -- Part II. Veiling in Euro-American societies -- 4. Veils, harems, and the mission to civilize -- 5. Veiling in western Europe today -- 6. Veiling in the United States of America today -- Part III. Veiling in the world and words of women -- 7. Veiling and feminism -- 8. Islamic fashion, beauty pageants, and Muslim dolls -- 9. Veiling through the arts -- Epilogue -- Glossary. Terms referring to veiling
Control code
000053405171
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780748696833
Other control number
60001952272
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), map
System control number
(OCoLC)883701469
Label
What is veiling?, Sahar Amer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Contents
Introduction. What is veiling? -- Part I. Islam, politics, and veiling -- 1. Understanding veiling in Islamic sacred texts -- 2. What do progressive Muslims say about veiling? -- 3. Politics and sociocultural practices of veiling -- Part II. Veiling in Euro-American societies -- 4. Veils, harems, and the mission to civilize -- 5. Veiling in western Europe today -- 6. Veiling in the United States of America today -- Part III. Veiling in the world and words of women -- 7. Veiling and feminism -- 8. Islamic fashion, beauty pageants, and Muslim dolls -- 9. Veiling through the arts -- Epilogue -- Glossary. Terms referring to veiling
Control code
000053405171
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780748696833
Other control number
60001952272
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), map
System control number
(OCoLC)883701469

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