Research Note: Post-Colonial Identity and Gender in the Arab World: The Case of the Hijab

  • Paul Eid University of Toronto
Keywords: Hijab, Islamic clothing, Mulsim women, Poststructuralism,


Using the hijab as a case-study, this article focuses on the political entailments for Arab women of the merging of gender, religion, and national identity in a post-colonial context. It critically engages two conflicting feminist approaches to the hijab, while relying on excerpts of interviews with veiled women.