Re-casting the veil: Situated meanings of covering

  title={Re-casting the veil: Situated meanings of covering},
  author={S. Rasmussen},
  journal={Culture & Psychology},
  pages={237 - 258}
  • S. Rasmussen
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Culture & Psychology
  • This commentary offers a socio-cultural anthropological critical overview of studies of covering, popularly called “veiling” and “the veil” as practiced predominantly (though not exclusively) by some (though not all) Muslim women. The goal is to review studies that enhance understanding of this practice by detaching it from ethnocentric and culture-bound images of gender and religion—especially women and Islam—pervasive in some media portrayals and implied in some political policies in the West… CONTINUE READING

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