A Quiet Revolution: The Veil¿s Resurgence, from the Middle East to America

A Quiet Revolution: The Veil¿s Resurgence, from the Middle East to America

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In Cairo in the 1940s, Leila Ahmed was raised by a generation of women who never dressed in the veils and headscarves their mothers and grandmothers had worn. To them, these coverings seemed irrelevant to both modern life and Islamic piety. Today, however, the majority of Muslim women throughout the Islamic world again wear the veil. Why, Ahmed asks, did this change take root so swiftly, and what does this shift mean for women, Islam, and the West?

When she began… (more)

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Publisher: Yale University Press (April 18, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 360 pages

File size: 2.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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