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Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil

Katherine Bullock

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9781565644328

Challenging Historical and Modern Stereotypes

 

Until now, the bulk of literature about the veil has been written by outsiders who do not themselves veil. The literature often assumes a condescending tone about veiled women, assuming that they are making uninformed choices about veiling that makes them subservient to a patriarchal culture and religion. This work offers an alternative viewpoint, based on thoughts and experiences of Muslim women themselves.

 

"The veil is a flashpoint in current Islamic discourse… Dr Bullock's book deserves serious attention" - Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Hanson

 

Contents:

 

The Veil and Feminist Approaches

Islam and Methodology

Muslims in the West

Terminology

Hijab in the Colonial Era

Perceptions and Experiences of Wearing Hijab in Toronto

Multiple Meanings of Hijab

Mernissi and the Discourse on the Veil

 

An Alternative Theory of the Veil