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Wearing Hijab [electronic resource]: Uncovering the Myths of Islam in the United States

Watson, Mary Ann, Ph. D.
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In America, there are many misconceptions about Islam, particularly concerning its distinctive veil known as hijab. But how do Muslim women in this country who wear hijab feel about it? In this program, six Muslim women from six different ethnic backgrounds discuss their relation to this traditional garment, as well as what it means in a more general way to practice Islam in the U.S. Interviews with spouses and family members also shed light on the spiritual and cultural dimensions of this practice.
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34 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 11, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Uncovering the Myths of Islam in the United States
  • Diversity Within Muslim Communities in America (4:31)
  • Common Misconceptions About Muslim Women (3:25)
  • Hijab: A Personal Decision: (3:21)
  • Wearing Hijab: Subservience or Liberation? (3:03)
  • American Women Who Convert to Islam (4:57)
  • Arranged Marriages: A Muslim Tradition (6:37)
  • Women Practicing Islam in America (5:30)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2003.
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33031 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (34 min.) : sd., col., digital file + instructional materials (online)
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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