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A quiet revolution : the veil's resurgence, from the Middle East to America, Leila Ahmed

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A quiet revolution : the veil's resurgence, from the Middle East to America
Title
A quiet revolution
Title remainder
the veil's resurgence, from the Middle East to America
Statement of responsibility
Leila Ahmed
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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, Ahmed assumed that the veil's return indicated a backward step for Muslim women worldwide. However, the stories of British colonial officials, young Muslim feminists, Arab nationalists, pious Islamic daughters, American Muslim immigrants, violent jihadists, and peaceful Islamic activists, confounded her expectations. Ahmed observed that Islamism, with its commitments to activism in the service of the poor and in pursuit of social justice, is the strain of Islam most easily and naturally merging with western democracies' own tradition of activism in the cause of justice and social change. It is often Islamists, even more than secular Muslims, who are at the forefront of such contemporary activist struggles as civil rights and women's rights. Ahmed's surprising conclusions represent a near reversal of her thinking on this topic. This story of the veil's resurgence, from Egypt through Saudi Arabia and into the West, suggests a dramatically new portrait of contemporary Islam
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ahmed, Leila
Dewey number
297.5/76
Index
index present
LC call number
BP190.5.H44
LC item number
A46 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hijab (Islamic clothing)
  • Hijab (Islamic clothing)
  • Veils
  • Veils
  • Muslim women
  • Muslim women
  • Muslimin
  • Schleier
  • Kopftuch
  • Islam
  • Naher Osten
  • USA
  • Kleidung
  • Schleier
  • Islam
  • Muslimin
  • Frau
  • USA
  • Naher Osten
  • Veils
  • Muslim women
  • Hijab (islamisk klädedräkt)
  • Slöjor
  • Muslimska kvinnor
  • Islamism
  • Hijab (Islamic clothing)
  • Hijab (Islamic clothing)
  • Veils
  • Veils
  • Muslim women
  • Muslim women
  • Hijab (Islamic clothing)
  • Muslim women
  • Veils
  • Middle East
  • United States
Label
A quiet revolution : the veil's resurgence, from the Middle East to America, Leila Ahmed
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn670481392
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 352 p.
Isbn
9780300170955
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010049535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300170955
  • (OCoLC)670481392
Label
A quiet revolution : the veil's resurgence, from the Middle East to America, Leila Ahmed
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn670481392
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 352 p.
Isbn
9780300170955
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010049535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300170955
  • (OCoLC)670481392

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