The Resource What is veiling?, Sahar Amer, (ebook)

What is veiling?, Sahar Amer, (ebook)

Label
What is veiling?
Title
What is veiling?
Statement of responsibility
Sahar Amer
Creator
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ranging from simple head scarf to full-body burqa, the veil is worn by vast numbers of Muslim women around the world. What Is Veiling? explains one of the most visible, controversial, and least understood emblems of Islam. Sahar Amer's evenhanded approach is anchored in sharp cultural insight and rich historical context. Addressing the significance of veiling in the religious, cultural, political, and social lives of Muslims, past and present, she examines the complex roles the practice has played in history, religion, conservative and progressive perspectives, politics and regionalism, society and economics, feminism, fashion, and art. By highlighting the multiple meanings of veiling, the book decisively shows that the realities of the practice cannot be homogenized or oversimplified and extend well beyond the religious and political accounts that are overwhelmingly proclaimed both inside and outside Muslim-majority societies. Neither defending nor criticizing the practice, What Is Veiling? clarifies the voices of Muslim women who struggle to be heard and who, veiled or not, demand the right to live spiritual, personal, and public lives in dignity
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Midwest
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Amer, Sahar
Dewey number
297.5/76
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Islamic civilization and Muslim networks
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  • Hijab (Islamic clothing)
  • Veils
  • Muslim women
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
What is veiling?, Sahar Amer, (ebook)
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Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469617763
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11718044
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11718044
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MWT11718044
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
What is veiling?, Sahar Amer, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469617763
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11718044
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11718044
System control number
MWT11718044
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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