Hijab and Muslim religious identity expression among Egyptian women in the Pacific Northwest

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2015-11-11
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Shaheen, Manal
Bradley, Linda
Chi, Ting
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The purpose of this study was to examine the symbolic meaning of modest dress (referred to in a general sense as hijab) to Egyptian Muslim women living in America’s Pacific Northwest. In the diaspora, where Egyptian garments are not available, the women must mix headscarves with Western fashion, but it must be modest. Muslim women living in the USA need to integrate requirements for religious modesty when shopping for Western fashion which does not place a high value on modesty.

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