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Lang Matl
Author Ahmed, Leila.

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

Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 main  323.2-AH QU    Available
Description viii, 352 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-338) and index.
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.
Subject Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- Middle East.
Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- United States.
Veils -- Middle East.
Veils -- United States.
Muslim women -- Clothing -- Middle East.
Muslim women -- Clothing -- United States.
ISBN 9780300170955 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780300181432 (pbk.)