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The Resource The Political Psychology of the Veil : The Impossible Body, by Sahar Ghumkhor, (electronic resource)

The Political Psychology of the Veil : The Impossible Body, by Sahar Ghumkhor, (electronic resource)

Label
The Political Psychology of the Veil : The Impossible Body
Title
The Political Psychology of the Veil
Title remainder
The Impossible Body
Statement of responsibility
by Sahar Ghumkhor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Veiled women in the West appear menacing. Their visible invisibility is a cause of obsession. What is beneath the veil more than a woman? This book investigates the preoccupation with the veiled body through the imaging and imagining of Muslim women. It examines the relationship between the body and knowledge through the politics of freedom as grounded in a ‘natural’ body, in the index of flesh. The impulse to unveil is more than a desire to free the Muslim woman. What lies at the heart of the fantasy of saving the Muslim woman is the West’s desire to save itself. The preoccupation with the veiled woman is a defense that preserves neither the object of orientalism nor the difference embodied in women’s bodies, but inversely, insists on the corporeal boundaries of the West’s mode of knowing and truth-making. The book contends that the imagination of unveiling restores the West’s sense of its own power and enables it to intrude where it is ‘other’ – thus making it the centre and the agent by promising universal freedom, all the while stifling the question of what freedom is. Sahar Ghumkhor teaches and researches in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia.--
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Ghumkhor, Sahar
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Palgrave Studies in Political Psychology
  • Springer eBooks.
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  • Identity politics
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Political philosophy
  • Religion and politics
  • Discourse analysis
  • Political sociology
Label
The Political Psychology of the Veil : The Impossible Body, by Sahar Ghumkhor, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32061-4
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Bodies without Shadows -- 2 The Unveiling Body -- 3. The 'Pure Defense of the Innocent' and Innocence Lost: Imagining the Veiled Woman in Human Rights -- 4. The Woman Question -- 5. The Postcolonial Veil: Bodies in Contact -- 6. The Confessional Body -- 7. Conclusion
Control code
978-3-030-32061-4
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2020.
Extent
1 online resource (XV, 274 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030320614
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
5 illustrations, 4 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1128797386
Label
The Political Psychology of the Veil : The Impossible Body, by Sahar Ghumkhor, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32061-4
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Bodies without Shadows -- 2 The Unveiling Body -- 3. The 'Pure Defense of the Innocent' and Innocence Lost: Imagining the Veiled Woman in Human Rights -- 4. The Woman Question -- 5. The Postcolonial Veil: Bodies in Contact -- 6. The Confessional Body -- 7. Conclusion
Control code
978-3-030-32061-4
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2020.
Extent
1 online resource (XV, 274 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030320614
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
5 illustrations, 4 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1128797386

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