The Complexity of Covering: The Religious, Social, and Political Dynamics of Islamic Practice in the United States

Westfall A., Welborne B., Tobin S., Russell O. C.

SOCIAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY, cilt.97, sa.3, ss.771-790, 2016 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 97 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/ssqu.12278
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.771-790


ObjectiveMainstream American perception often views Islamic headcovering as a controversial practice indicative of gender repression and norms violating individual rights. Practicing Muslims counter that headcovering expresses piety, modesty, and protection. Recent scholarship affirms the complexity of the practice, and reveals that the motivations behind donning the headscarf span the religious, social, and political realms for Muslim women.