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- DescriptionThe need to challenge the negative stereotype of the veil as oppressive is urgent. It is on many people's minds and the debate on whether to wear or t to wear is becoming ever more heated. This work focuses on the popular Western cultural view that the veil is oppressive for Muslim women and highlights the underlying patterns of power behind this constructed image of the veil. It examines the colonial roots of this negative stereotype and challenges the arguments of liberal feminists such as Mernissi to assert that in a culture of consumerism, the veil can be experienced as a liberation from the tyranny of the beauty myth and the thin 'ideal' of woman.
- Author BiographyKatherine Bullock completed her PhD in Political Science at the University of Toronto, in 1999. She has taught and lectured in California and Toronto on Islamic Civilisation and Politics. Her most recent appointment is with the University of Toronto, where she has been teaching a course entitled The Politics of Islam since 2002.
- Author(s)Katherine Bullock
- Date of Publication01/10/2010
- SubjectPopular Culture & Media: General Interest
- Place of PublicationRichmond
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Width148 mm
- Height229 mm
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