Lecture: Muslim Women and Pious Fashion

A collaboration with the GW Department of Religion

For many Westerners, the Islamic veil is the ultimate sign of women’s oppression. Join Elizabeth Bucar, author of Pious Fashion, for a discussion on Islamic dress as an ever-changing social practice among Muslim women. Elizabeth Bucar’s take on clothing worn by Muslim women is a far cry from this older feminist attitude toward veiling. She argues that modest clothing represents much more than social control or religious orthodoxy. More than just a veil, this is pious fashion from head to toe, which engages with a range of aesthetic values related to moral authority, consumption, and selfhood.

This program is a collaboration with the GW Department of Religion. Free, but reservations are required. Register online or call 202-994-7394.