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This probing study of the veil's recent return-from one of the world's foremost authorities on Muslim women-reaches surprising conclusions about contemporary Islam's place in the West today. Book jacket.
Leila Ahmed is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School. She is the author of Women and Gender in Islam and A Border Passage: From Cairo to AmericaóA Woman's Journey. She lives in Cambridge, MA.
Table of Contents
|The Islamic Resurgence and the Veil: From Emergence to Migration|
|The Veil's Vanishing Past||p. 46|
|The 1970s: Seeds of the Resurgence||p. 68|
|The New Veil: Converging Influences||p. 93|
|The 1980s: Exploring Women's Motivations||p. 117|
|Islamist Connections||p. 131|
|The 1990s: A Changing Climate in America||p. 177|
|After 9/11: New Pathways in America Prologue||p. 193|
|Backlash: The Veil, the Burka, and the Clamor of War||p. 199|
|ISNA and the Women of ISNA||p. 233|
|American Muslim Women's Activism in the Twenty-First Century||p. 265|
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