In your Face

In your Face

Law, Justice, and Niqab-wearing Women in Canada

Book - 2020
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"This book explores the experiences of a group of women in Canada who are small in numbers yet who have garnered much legal and political attention in recent years. Muslim women who cover their faces with a veil arouse visceral reactions in people who, despite exposure to diverse ways of living through multicultural urban environments, seem to have fixed notions of how women ought to live the good life. Politicians have denounced the niqab for a variety of reasons, calling on Muslim women to simply take it off. Where such persuasion has failed, legislative attempts have been made, some successfully, to prohibit women from covering their faces in certain contexts including courtrooms, citizenship ceremonies, public spaces and while working in the public service. This book analyzes bans of the niqab in Canada while also drawing on interviews with niqab-wearing women to reveal their complex identities and motivations for dressing in this modest way."--Provided by publisher
Publisher: Toronto : Delve Books, 2020.
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781552215494
1552215490
Branch Call Number: 342.71085297 BAKHT
Characteristics: xiii, 251 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm

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