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Muslim Women’s Views on Dress Code and the Hijaab: Some Issues for Education

Bigger, Stephen (2006) Muslim Women’s Views on Dress Code and the Hijaab: Some Issues for Education. Journal of Beliefs and Values, 27 (2). pp. 215-226. ISSN 1361-7672


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Recent French and Turkish bans on Muslim women wearing Islamic head coverings in schools,colleges and universities starts this discussion of religious discrimination and the necessity of interreligious open dialogue in which neither side holds entrenched positions. The paper examines ethnographically and explains the varied attitudes of Muslim women for and against their traditional dress code. It locates this issue in the critical educational concern for equity and argues for open and honest dialogue to help the next generation tackle global insecurities.

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This paper was written before the media excitement over the issue of hijaab. It was written after interviewing Muslim women with a range of views. An earlier version was rejected by one journal on the following grounds: "this will I am sure get published elsewhere. I am rejecting it for this journal. This does not seem to me a good time to give solace to the Muslim community at a time when their young men are trying to kill us.". All of them, I presume he meant.

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: hijaab, dress-code, Islam, Muslim, education, postmodern, race, religion, globalism, dialogue, ethnography.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
Depositing User: Stephen Bigger
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2007 11:41
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 09:26

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