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Representations: The Veiled Muslim Woman: North America
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Introduction: contemporary academic discourses on the veil

The veil is an item of clothing that is perpetually “pregnant with meanings” (Ahmed 1992, 166). No other item of clothing compares to the veil. The veil is al…

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Nayebzadah, Rahela, “Representations: The Veiled Muslim Woman: North America”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_001407>
First published online: 2011

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