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Veil: Modesty, Privacy and Resistance

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Shortlisted for the Katharine Briggs Folklore Award 2000.

In the 1970s, often to the consternation of parents and siblings, certain progressive young Arab women voluntarily donned the veil. The movement, which rapidly expanded and continues to gather momentum, has sparked controversy within Islamic culture, as well as reactions ranging from perplexity to outrage from those
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published 1999)
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Malcolm
Jul 23, 2011 Malcolm rated it really liked it
Fadwa El Gindi has set herself an extremely difficult task: to explain, anthropologically, the meaning and significance of the veil in contemporary Arab societies. She is extremely critical of approaches to the veil that come at it from Area, Religious/Islamic or Women’s Studies approaches because, she says, they fail to grasp the diversity of significances of the veil; she is also extremely critical of anthropology, her field, for its failure to attend to dress.

She draws on a rich set of evide
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Fadwa accounts for the persistence of veiling across cultures as well as its significance in such... Great book
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Shelves: gender-study
This ethnographic book inspired me a lot, because it made Veil as a very analitic subject of discussion. Good work of El-Guindi!
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Fadwa El Guindi is an Egyptian-born in 1941 professor of anthropology with a PhD in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin (1972).[1] At present she is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Qatar University in Doha, Qatar, as well as head of the department of social sciences.

El Guindi graduated from the American University in Cairo, with a BA in Political Science. She worked at t
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