Ainda “o véu”…Junho 14, 2008
Um livro recentemente editado – The Veil. Women Writers on Its History, Lore, and Politics, University of California Press – contém 21 ensaios de diferentes autoras sobre o significado do véu, no passado e no presente, em vários países, religiões e culturas.
“This groundbreaking volume, written entirely by women, examines the vastly misunderstood and multilayered world of the veil. Veiling- of women, of men, and of sacred places and objects-has existed in countless cultures and religions from time immemorial. Today, veiling is a globally polarizing issue, a locus for the struggle between Islam and the West and between contemporary and traditional interpretations of Islam. But veiling was a practice long before Islam and still extends far beyond the Middle East. This book explores and examines the cultures, politics, and histories of veiling. Twenty-one gifted writers and scholars, representing a wide range of societies, religions, ages, locations, races, and accomplishments, here elucidate, challenge, and/or praise the practice. Expertly organized and introduced by Jennifer Heath, who also writes on male veiling, the essays are arranged in three parts: the veil as an expression of the sacred; the veil as it relates to the emotional and the sensual; and the veil in its sociopolitical aspects. This unique, dynamic, and insightful volume is illustrated throughout. It brings together a multiplicity of thought and experience, much of it personal, to make readily accessible a difficult and controversial subject.” [Retirado do site da editora].
Website do livro: http://www.theveilbook.com/