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Bibliography for Veiling and the Media Project

Prepared by Sherifa Zuhur

Books and Articles in English:

  • Abu-Lughod, Lila, ed., Remaking Women: Feminism and Modernity in the Middle East (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998).
  • Ahmed, Leila, Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992), ch. 8, "The Discourse of the Veil," 144-168.
  • El Guindi, Fadwa, "Hijab," in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, ed. John L. Esposito (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995).
  • El Guindi, Fadwa, Veil: Modesty, Privacy and Resistance (Oxford: Berg, 1999)
  • El Guindi, Fadwa, "Veiling Infitah with Muslim Ethic: Egypt's Contemporary Islamic Movement," in Social Problems 28/4 (1981): 465-485.
  • Hammami, Rema, "Women, the Hijab and the Intifada," in Middle East Report (MERIP) 20/164-165 (May-August 1990).
  • Hoffman-Ladd, Valerie J., "Polemics on the Modesty and Segregation of Women in Contemporary Egypt," in International Journal of Middle East Studies 19/1 (February 1987): 23-50. Islamist and conservative discourse from the religious perspective on the core reasons for women’s veiling.
  • Karam, Azza M., Women, Islamisms and the State: Contemporary Feminisms in Egypt (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998). Includes the views of these very influential clerics and scholars on veiling: Muhammad Al-Sha‘rawi (183-184), Muhammad Al-Ghazali (187-188), Yusuf Al-Qaradawi (195-196), Safinaz Qazim (220-221).
  • Macleod, Arlene Elowe, Accommodating Protest: Working Women, the New Veiling, and Change in Cairo (New York: Columbia University Press, 1991).
  • Olson, Emelie A., "Muslim Identity and Secularism in Contemporary Turkey: 'The Headscarf Dispute'," in Anthropological Quarterly 58/4 (October 1985): 161-171.
  • Rugh, Andrea B., Reveal and Conceal: Dress in Contemporary Egypt (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1986), 149-153.
  • Scarce, Jennifer, Women's Costume of the Near and Middle East (London: Unwin Hyman, 1987). Presents historical evidence (preserved clothing) of veiling and depictions of a hijab-like covering in medieval art, suggesting that such dress forms came centuries after the formation of the Muslim community.
  • Taha, Mahmoud Mohamed, "The Veil (Al-Hijab) Is Not an Original Precept in Islam," in Taha, The Second Message of Islam, tr. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na`im (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1987), 143-145.
  • Zein Ed-Din, Nazirah, "Removing the Veil and Veiling" (written in 1928), in Women's Studies International Forum 5/2 (1982): 221-226. Arguments for discarding the early modern face-veil aimed at the conservative male scholarly establishment (ulema) who did not want women to unveil.
  • Zuhur, Sherifa, "Dress," in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, ed. John L. Esposito (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995).
  • Zuhur, Sherifa, Revealing Reveiling: Islamist Gender Ideology in Contemporary Egypt (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992).

Books and Articles in Arabic:

  • Qazim, Safinaz, Fi al-Sufur wa al-Hijab (Cairo: Maktaba Wahba, 1982).
  • Radwan, Zeynab, Bahth al-Hijab bayn al-Jam`iyat (Cairo: National Center for Sociological and Criminological Research, 1982).
  • Rashid Rida, Muhammad, "Kilma fi al-Hijab," in Fi Qadhaya al-Mar'a (Beirut: Mu'assasa Nasir al-Thaqafa, 1980).
  • Sidqi, Ni`mat, Al-Tabarruj (Cairo: Matba`at al-Asima, 1971).
  • Zuhur, Sherifa, "Qira'at fi Qadhaya al-Mar'a," in Qira'at Siyasiyya 3/2 (1993).

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