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Inhaltsangabe: The issue of the hijab (veil) has been divisive for the Muslim community in North America. Muslims themselves see different meanings in covering their heads. The wider North American society also reacts in diverse ways to the Muslim veil; some read into the practice elements of oppression of women and extreme patriarchal attitudes. Others see it as a harmless mode of self-expression. Beginning in 1996, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women invited scholars from various fields to carry out a systematic study of issues surrounding different practices relating to the hijab among Muslims. This provocative book also discusses the current issues surrounding opening up the interprestaiton of the Qur'an and the Hadith to a woman's perspective.
Über den Autor: Professor Sajida Alvi is Professor of Indo-Islamic History and holder of the Chair in Urdu Language and Culture at the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University. Professor Homa Hoodfar is Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University. Professor Sheila McDonough is an adjunct Professor of Religion at Concordia University.