[What Is Veiling?] Free Ð Sahar Amer
This book is a wonderfully
"eye opening look at the varied ways in which Muslim women wear or do not "opening look at the varied ways in which Muslim women wear
or do not a veil As a westerner I like many others have little knowledge of do not a veil As a westerner I like many others have little knowledge of long standing custom that has come under such scrutiny in the last few decades I know the custom is somehow associated with the Muslim religion but until I read this book I had no idea how it has volved and changed over the centuries When I stop to think about it it is not so foreign Until the last few decades Catholic nuns have followed the custom too and Catholic women covered their heads in church I have ven thought
About How Practical It Would how practical it would on bad hair daysThe term veiling is a general term that has many nuances and many differing ways of manifesting itself The book includes a glossary of many terms that are used for different ways of veiling often varying by country class and social status that may include anything from robes and face veils that completely cover the body to a scarf draped over the hair And it is done by women for many different reasons from piety and modesty to taking a stand for liberating women to dress as they would like toAs a result of reading this thorough and non judgmental book presented by a woman who is both Muslim and a scholar I have learned much and am fascinated to learn from Muslim women I ncounter They like the rest of us are concerned about the same kinds of issues all women and men too face I would recommend this book as a good read indeed It is a well written book that really uestions our deep biases and prejudices that we have sometimes ven without knowing it This book is specially good for those who have little xperience with similar litterature and will offer a good all round reader and give a solid basis for understanding any future books you mi. Ranging from simple head scarf to full body bura the veil is worn by vast numbers of Muslim women around the world What Is Veiling xplains one of the most visible controversial and least understood Black Heart, Red Ruby emblems of Islam Sahar Amer'svenhanded approach is anchored in sharp cultural insight and rich historical context Addressing the significance of veiling in the religious cultural.
Read What Is Veiling?Ng Essential reading in today s world Fascinating and informative I listened to the audiobook but would like to read a hard copy so I have asy access when the topic comes up in conversation as this is an area which is seldom understood and clouded in conjecture based mostly on dominant media discourses Highly recommend This is an interesting book It s pretty accessible and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about the history and politics of Islamic veiling I have a
couple of ualms though One is that I m kind of confusedof ualms though One is that I m kind of confused the assertion in the description that the book is neither criticizing nor defending the practice of veiling it seems to lean towards a pro veiling stance and definitely isn t neutral in any case The other is that
i feel like the chapter veiling and feminismfeel like the chapter Veiling and Feminism perhaps have been better researched It didn t adeuately address the topic in my opinion I d be interested to know whether other feminists agree Ooooh this is good Extremely detailed If your ver confused why some Muslim women veil and others do not pick this up Oh and Muslim women are not the only ones that veilIt s than just choice A clear and detailed New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood explanation of hijab the Muslim tradition of veiling Amer includes a long history a learned discussion of the religious teaching and tradition theffect of Euro American dominations and current factors like feminism anti Muslim sentiments and legislation There were ideas that were new to me like that putting on the veil can be a statement against a history of Western domination when de veiling was done by force I think that the veil should be a choice to not wear or TO wear but now I have some much better argumentsThere was a very good glossary in the back but I do wish it had pictures I wish the whole book had pictures in fact. Oversimplified and xtend well beyond the religious and political accounts that are overwhelmingly proclaimed both inside and outside Muslim majority societies Neither defending nor criticizing the practice What Is Veiling clarifies the voices of Muslim women who struggle to be heard and who veiled or not demand the right to live spiritual personal and public lives in dignity. Ght readThat said there are a few things i simply could not agree with While I firmly believe there should be a certain level of accomodation for those choosing to veil the critiue of people being told to de veil specially in cases where a person wears a bura for the purpose of making identification documentation makes little sense Identification of the person is ntire point ofwellidentification documents The key word here is identification This is not a new practice it is not aimed at any particular minority so it should not come as a surprise that very citizen should do itregardless
Of Their Religious Beliefstheir religious beliefs cultural leaningsSecondly the author makes the falacy of interpreting reuirement by law in western countries to de veil as a form of colonialism Yes it is true when speaking of colonial activities overseas but it is not a colonial practice when done on the home soil It can be viewed as a cultural xperience that is the cultural practice of being unveiled and openly visible in a physical sense "Just As Veiling Can Be "as veiling can be cultural practice too If a country chooses to ncat a law forbidding veiling on its own territory we can debate on pros and cons of it but it is no way a form of colonialismDespite the few gripes I thoroughly njoyed the books and would recommend it to others I read it as a part of my current writing project about Lovescape I mention veiling and its politics in the book SO this book was useful ntry point 297576 A51211 2014 This was a very valuable resource for my research in my Islam in America class Amer offers a uniue perspective on veiling and what it means to veil from both a historical and modern perspective Well researched in a diverse range of topics from religious texts to hijabi artists Very interesting as an intro to the world of veili. Political and social lives of Muslims past and present she The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs examines the complex roles the practice has played in history religion conservative and progressive perspectives politics and regionalism society andconomics feminism fashion and art By highlighting the multiple meanings of veiling the book decisively shows that the realities of the practice cannot be homogenized or.