Evolving Meanings and Functions of Hijab for American Muslim Women
Islam has become a growing piece of the American cultural landscape, and the hijab, or veil, has become its most visible identifier. American women are wearing hijab in increasing numbers, regardless of growing stereotypes and discrimination in American society, and this project seeks to understand why. Understanding this requires a look at how the meanings and functions of hijab have evolved over time in the United States. Beginning with the 1980s, the evolution of the American Muslim identity has affected and been affected by the meanings and functions of hijab. Patterns in mainstream American ...
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