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What Is Veiling?

Sahar Amer


Ranging from simple head scarf to full-body burqa, the veil is worn by vast numbers of Islamic women around the world. This book explains one of the most visible, controversial, and least understood emblems of Islam, incisively highlighting the rich, complex meanings of Muslim women's veiling practices today. This book addresses the role and significance of veiling in the religious, cultural, political, and social lives of Muslims, past and present. Introducing all the major aspects of veiling—including history, religion, conservative and progressive interpretations, politics and regionality, ... More

Keywords: veil, Islamic women, Muslims, feminism, fashion, veiling, Muslim women, Islam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781469617756
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617756.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sahar Amer, author
University of Sydney