Do liberal women feel that their culture is superior? Among women who feel liberated, what is it about the sight of Muslim women in traditional hijabs that so bothers many? In her new book Unruly Women; Race, Neocolonialism, and the Hijab, author Professor Falguni A. Sheth looks at the disquieting prejudice and fear of The Other, those Muslim women who choose other than the underlying sartorial norms. In what ways is this part of the continuing structural injustice carried over from colonialism? Why must underlying norms be imposed on all cultures? How does anti-Muslim discrimination affect their freedom, their lives? Sheth sees hope for change in today’s younger generation women.

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