Veiled Constellations

Home_coverAlmost exactly a year after France’s controversial ban of the niquab, and weeks after the attacks committed by French-born Muslim, Mohammed Merah, Muslim women who wear veils in France are in the news again for the public scorn they are receiving, and are afraid they will continue to receive, as a backlash to the attacks. 

 A special section in the most recent issue of Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, called “Veiled Constellations: The Veil, Critical Theory, Politics and Contemporary Society,” dedicates attention to the complex and very public politics of the veil.  Contributors look at veiling and feminism in both Europe and the Middle East, through lenses of politics, art, literature, and philosophy.  Read the introduction to the section for free, here

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