The Veil: Women Writers on Its History, Lore, and Politics

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"The twenty-one essays here, all by women, provide an exciting, first hand account of the significance of veiling, past and present, in various countries, religions and cultures. The editor's introduction is a wonderful exposition of the current scholarship regarding the sacred, sensual and sociopolitical connotations of the veil. The book brilliantly illuminates the universality of the veil, and reveals that it is not confined to Islam. The book should be compulsory reading for policy-makers all over the world. Anyone ...

The Veil: Women Writers on Its History, Lore, and Politics 2008, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520255180

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The Veil: Women Writers on Its History, Lore, and Politics 2008, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520250406

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