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The Muslim Veil in North America

Issues and Debates

edited by Sajida Sultana Alvi, Homa Hoodfar & Sheila McDonough

Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.
Initial publish date
Feb 2003
General, Women's Studies, Rituals & Practice
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    Feb 2003
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The issue of veiling has been remarkably under-researched and over-ideologized. In recent years, the adoption of the veil has come to symbolize a brave expression of choice: women reaching out to tradition, but hoping it will not jeopardize their place in the larger North American society. It is with this in mind that the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) invited scholars in the fields of anthropology, history, sociology, and Islamic studies to carry out a systematic study of issues surrounding different practices of the hijab among Muslim communities. This book is the result of that study.

About the authors

Sajida Sultana Alvi is Professor of Indo-Islamic History and holder of the Chair in Urdu Language and Culture at McGill University.

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Sheila McDonough taught in Pakistan for three years at the Kinnaird Institute for Women and currently teaches Islam and Comparative Religion in the Department of Religion of Concordia University, Montreal.

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