Catalogue


Veil /
Rafia Zakaria.
imprint
New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, 2017.
description
120 pages ; 17 cm.
ISBN
150132277X, 9781501322778, 9781501322785
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series title
imprint
New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, 2017.
isbn
150132277X
9781501322778
9781501322785
contents note
Submission -- Purity, necessity, unity -- Rebellion -- Feminism -- Submissive or subversive.
abstract
"The veil can be an instrument of feminist empowerment, and veiled anonymity can confer power to women. Starting from her own marriage ceremony at which she first wore a full veil, Rafia Zakaria examines how veils do more than they get credit for. Part memoir and part philosophical investigation, Veil questions that what is seen is always good and free, and that what is veiled can only signal servility and subterfuge. From personal encounters with the veil in France (where it is banned) to Iran (where it is compulsory), Zakaria shows how the garment's reputation as a pre-modern relic is fraught and up for grabs. The veil is an object in constant transformation, whose myriad meanings challenge the absolute truths of patriarchy."--Publisher description.
catalogue key
11440344
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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