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Refusing the Veil By Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Refusing the Veil by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

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A provocative polemic arguing that Muslim women across the world should refuse the veil.

Refusing the Veil Summary

Refusing the Veil by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

This topic divides people - and it will divide readers of this book too. Many Muslims worldwide either support or adopt religious veiling, and those who argue against it are often criticised, or worse. But, according to Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, the veil throws up a number of concerns, from questions of health and freedom of choice to issues of gender and personal identity. She argues that veiling conceals abuse, propagates eating disorders and restricts access to sunlight and exercise. It is imposed on babies and young girls, allows women to be shamed for not covering up, and has become associated with extremist factions. It demonises men, oppresses feminism and presents obstacles to performance and success. It even encourages racism, distorts Muslim values and strips women of autonomy and individuality. Written from a unique perspective and packed with personal experiences as well as public examples, Yasmin addresses the ultimate question of why Muslim women everywhere should refuse the veil. Provocations is a groundbreaking new series of short polemics composed by some of the most intriguing voices in contemporary culture and edited by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.Sharp, intelligent and controversial, Provocations provides insightful contributions to the most vital discussions in society today.

Refusing the Veil Reviews

"An ambitious new series that tackles the controversy of the topics explored with a mixture of intelligence and forthright argument from some excellent writers." The Observer

About Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown writes a weekly column for The Independent and occasionally for the Daily Mail and other newspapers. She is a broadcaster and author of several books. Her next book, Exotic England, explores England's relationship with the East. She is winner of the Orwell Prize for journalism and Professor of Journalism at Middlesex University. She is a Shia Muslim, born and raised in Uganda, a proud migrant and British Asian citizen.

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Refusing the Veil by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Used - Very Good
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