SOC 885 Lecture Notes - Betty Mahmoody, Sunnah, Upper Class

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22 Apr 2014
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Soc885: the veil in their mind and our heads. Western feminist"s perspective toward hijab st , 2014. The work is based on author"s own experience and historical sources which challenges the western hegemony over representation of hijab. Concept of labeling/judging other, based on one"s privilege (place of bitch, nationality, dressing etc) what is good for western women is good for all other women in a racist notion. Pain for muslim women with hijab who are rejected in western society (concept of normalization, inclusion, etc. ) Hijab is static and unchanging/dynamic and powerful. The concept of patriarchy, andocentric, sexism, racism, secularism, nation-satate relationship, islamic feminism. Social-economic changes and its impact on middle eastern women. End of 18, and starting in the 19th century, west challenges veil in muslim cultures. The concept of modernity, nation-state, colonialism can be challenged. The story of one of thousands and one nights, in the west is challenging oriental women, their clothing, domination by men.

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