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A Quiet Revolution

The Veil's Resurgence, from the Middle East to America

A Quiet Revolution( )
Author: Ahmed, Leila
ISBN:978-0-300-17095-5
Publication Date:Apr 2011
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $40.00
Book Description:

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 her study,...
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Book Details
Pages:360
Detailed Subjects: History / Middle East / General
Design / Fashion & Accessories
Social Science / Women's Studies
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.13 x 9.25 x 1.19 Inches
Book Weight:1.5 Pounds



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