Chronicles Islamic women's use of the veil, an article of clothing that fell out of use in the 1940s, but now is worn by most Muslim women and has sparked debate around the world
Includes bibliographical references (p. -338) and index
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 burka, and the clamor of war -- ISNA and the women of ISNA -- American Muslim women's activism in the twenty-first century
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