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Title A quiet revolution : the veil's resurgence, from the Middle East to America / Leila Ahmed.
Author Ahmed, Leila.
Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, c2011.

Location Call No. Status Notes
 Purdy-Kresge Library  BP 190.5 .H44 A46 2011    CHECKED IN
Description viii, 352 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-338) and index.
Contents The islamic resurgence and the veil: from emergence to migration. Unveiling -- The veil's vanishing past -- The 1970s: seeds of the resurgence -- The new veil: converging influences -- The 1980s: exploring women's motivations -- Islamist connections -- Migrations -- The 1990s: a changing climate in America -- After 9/11: new pathways in America. Prologue -- Backlash: the veil, the burkah, and the clamor of war -- Isna and the women of isna -- American Muslim women's activism in the twenty-first century.
Summary Chronicles Islamic women's use of the veil, an article of clothing that fell out of use in the 1940s, but now is worn by most Muslim women and has sparked debate around the world.
Subject Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- Middle East.
Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- United States.
Veils -- Middle East.
Veils -- United States.
Muslim women -- Clothing -- Middle East.
Muslim women -- Clothing -- United States.
Added Title Bridging Cultures Muslim Journeys (NEH).
ISBN 9780300181432 (pbk.) : $22.00
0300181434 (pbk.) : $22.00
OCLC # mjc2010049535
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