The Post-9/11 ‘Hijab’ as Icon

Tuesday 29 March 2022

Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck. (2007) Sociology of Religion 68, no. 3

This article examines the symbolism of hijab in post-9/11 America, analysing how the obsession with the imagery of the Muslim woman traces back to the era of colonialism, and how Muslim women reappropriated its significance. It is interesting to see how a hijab can change from symbol of oppression to one of freedom and a call for peace and greater acceptance of Islam in the West.


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