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Cities: Urban Movement: United States
(1,260 words)

Although several national Muslim organizations addressing women's issues have been established in the United States and Canada within recent decades, women's roles and activism is predominantly defined and carried out in local environments. Wherever they live, Muslim women stand forth as embodied symbols of their faith, for example when honoring particular styles of Islamic clothing, such as wearing the headscarf. As a result of the public attention that Islam and Muslims have gained within West…

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Schmidt, Garbi, “Cities: Urban Movement: United States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_00391c>
First published online: 2009

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