Dîwana Jan fOr makes thealacy of interpreting reuirement by law in western countries to de veil as a orm of colonialism Yes it is true when speaking of colonial activities overseas but it is not a colonial practice when done on the home soil It can be viewed as a cultural experience that is the cultural practice of being unveiled and openly visible in a physical sense just as veiling can be a cultural practice too If a country chooses to encat a law orbidding veiling on its own territory be a cultural practice too If a country chooses to encat a *law orbidding veiling on its own territory can debate on pros and cons *forbidding veiling
ON ITS OWN TERRITORY CAN DEBATE its own territory can debate pros and cons it but it is no way a orm of colonialismDespite the ew gripes I thoroughly enjoyed the books and would recommend it to others Ooooh this is good Extremely detailed If your ever confused why some Muslim women veil and others do not pick this up Oh and Muslim women are not the only ones that veilIt s than just choice Well researched in a diverse range of topics rom religious texts to hijabi artists Very interesting as an intro to the world of veiling I read it as a part of my current writing project about Lovescape I mention veiling and its politics in the book SO this book was useful entry point A clear and detailed explanation of hijab the Muslim tradition of veiling Amer includes a long history a learned discussion of the religious teaching and tradition the effect of Euro American dominations and current Naples! factors likeeminism anti Muslim sentiments and legislation There were ideas that were new to me like that putting on the veil can be a statement against a history of Western domination when de veiling was done by The Curious Cases of Cyriack Skinner Grey force I think that the veil should be a choice to not wear or TO wear but now I have some much better argumentsThere was a very good glossary in the back but I do wish it had pictures I wish the whole book had pictures inact Essential reading 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 Itsuka feminismashion and art By highlighting the multiple meanings of veiling the book decisively shows that the realities of the practice cannot be homogenized or. N today s world Fascinating and *INFORMATIVE I LISTENED TO THE AUDIOBOOK *I listened to the audiobook would like to read a hard copy so I have easy access when the topic the audiobook but would like to read a hard copy so I have easy access when the topic up in conversation as this is an area which is seldom understood and clouded in conjecture based mostly on dominant media discourses Highly recommend 297576 A51211 2014 This book is a wonderfully eye opening look at the varied ways in which Muslim women wear or do not wear a veil As a westerner I like many others have little knowledge of this long standing custom that has come under such scrutiny in the last ew decades I know the custom is somehow associated with the Muslim religion but until I read this book I had no idea how it has evolved and changed over the centuries When I stop to think about it it is not so oreign Until the last ew decades Catholic nuns have ollowed the custom too and Catholic women covered their heads in church I have even thought about how practical it would be on bad hair daysThe term veiling is a general term that has many nuances and many differing ways of manifesting itself The book includes a glossary of many terms that are used or different ways of veiling often varying by country class and social status that may include anything Live Bait from robes andace veils that completely cover the body to a scarf draped over the hair And it is done by women No Strings Attached for many different reasonsrom piety and modesty to taking a stand Fancy Strut for liberating women to dress as they would like toAs a result of reading this thorough and non judgmental book presented by a woman who is both Muslim and a scholar I have learned much and amascinated to learn Northern California: A History and Guide - From Napa to Eureka from Muslim women I encounter They like the rest of us are concerned about the same kinds of issues all women and men tooace I would recommend this book as a good read indeed. 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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It To Anyone Whoto anyone who to learn about the history and politics of Islamic veiling I have a couple of ualms though One is that I m kind of confused by the assertion in the description that the book is neither criticizing nor defending the practice of veiling it seems to lean towards a pro veiling stance and definitely isn t neutral in any case The other is that I eel like the chapter Veiling and Feminism could perhaps have been better researched It didn t adeuately address the topic in my opinion I d be interested to know whether other eminists agree This was a very valuable resource or my research in my Islam in America class Amer offers a uniue perspective on veiling and what it means to veil rom both a historical and modern perspective It is a well written book that really UESTIONS OUR DEEP BIASES AND PREJUDICES THAT WE HAVE our deep biases and prejudices that we have even without knowing it This book is especially good or those who have little experience with similar litterature and will offer a good all round reader and give a solid basis A Sally Lockhart Mystery 2 for understanding anyuture books you might readThat said there are a I Love My Dad few things i simply could not agree with While Iirmly believe there should be
a certain levelcertain level accomodation All about Us for those choosing to veil the critiue of people being told to de veil especially in cases where a person wears a buraor the purpose of making identification documentation makes little sense Identification of the person is entire point ofwellidentification documents The key word here is identification This is not a new practice it is not aimed at any particular minority so it should not come as a surprise that every citizen should do itregardless of their religious beliefs or cultural leaningsSecondly the auth. Ranging rom simple head scarf to ull body bura 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.