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Headscarf and Veiling

Glimpses from Sumer to Islam

edited by

Roswitha Del Fabbro    President of A.C.CulturArti, Udine, Italia    

Frederick Mario Fales    Università degli Studi di Udine, Italia    

Hannes D. Galter    Universität Graz, Österreich    



This volume – which stems from an international conference held at the University of Graz on March 2, 2020, just before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic – represents a small, but specifically targeted contribution to a field of research and discussion that has increasingly come to the fore in the last two decades, regarding the practice of covering or veiling womens’ heads or faces over different times and places. “Dress is never value free”, as anthropologists state, and veiling functions as an assertion/communication of relationship dynamics in terms of gender, social and cultural identity, phases and stages of life (puberty, marriage, death) or of religious beliefs – even reaching to a typical dichotomy of our times, the female condition between tradition and modernity.

Aug. 30, 2021
Number of pages
16x23 cm
Copyright: © 2021 Roswitha Del Fabbro, Frederick Mario Fales, Hannes D. Galter. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

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Roswitha Del Fabbro   
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Wolfgang Spickermann   
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Hannes D. Galter   
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Some Remarks
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Frederick Mario Fales   
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Images of Queens, High Priestesses, and Other Elite Women in the Third Millennium BC
Davide Nadali   
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Positions of the Current Discourse on Muslim Veiling in Austria and Germany
Gabriel Malli   
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