The Veil: Women Writers on Its History, Lore, and Politics

Jennifer Heath (Editor)
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Product Details

Price
$35.94
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
June 01, 2008
Pages
346
Dimensions
6.04 X 1.01 X 8.96 inches | 1.29 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780520255180

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About the Author

Jennifer Heath is the author of seven books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Scimitar and the Veil: Extraordinary Women of Islam, and her writing has appeared in numerous anthologies. She has traveled extensively throughout the Muslim world and is the founder of Seeds for Afghanistan and the Afghanistan Relief Organization Midwife Training and Infant Care program, now International Midwife Assistance.

Reviews

"Thoughtful [and] intelligent."--The Times (08/09/2008)
"This thought-provoking collection of essays goes far in moving the veil away from any singular interpretation or judgment."--Daily Telegraph (08/02/2008)
"Provie[s] a wide spectrum of views, traditions, feelings and issues related to the human practice of covering the head and hair."--Bloomsbury Review (01/01/2009)
"The approach chosen for this anthology--reflective, meditative broad, and under exclusively female authorship--is commendable and refreshing."--Journal American Academy Of Religion/ Jaar (07/01/2009)
"A critical read for feminists and students of Women's Studies in the United States."--Feminist Review (10/07/2008)
"Groundbreaking."--Wise (Women's Islamic Initiative In Spirituality And Equity) (07/01/2008)