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A Quiet Revolution

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

A Quiet Revolution( )
Author: Ahmed, Leila
ISBN:978-0-300-18143-2
Publication Date:Jun 2012
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $22.00
Book Description:

A probing study of the veil's recent return--from one of the world's foremost authorities on Muslim women--that reaches surprising conclusions about contemporary Islam's place in the West today 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...
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Book Details
Pages:360
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Women's Studies
Religion / Fundamentalism
Religion / History
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.123 x 9.165 x 1.009 Inches
Book Weight:0.994 Pounds



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