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Modesty Discourses: Middle East and North Africa
(6,358 words)

Introduction

The hijab, the veil or the headscarf covering women’s hair, continues to figure squarely in political discussions and cultural debates. It often serves as an instrumental symbol within modesty discourses and functions as a tool for…

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Nermin Allam, “Modesty Discourses: Middle East and North Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 16 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002192>
First published online: 2019



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