Abstract/Details

A <i>deveiling</i> narrative inquiry: Entry and agency in body stories of Muslim girls


2007 2007

Other formats: Order a copy

Abstract (summary)

The journey of this study connected my vision for social justice to my long lived struggles with the hijab discourse in Islamic Arab cultures. This study explored how four Muslim young girls expressed and negotiated the meanings of their bodily experiences. This study took place in a local Muslim community in two southwestern US border towns. I worked with four Muslim young girls (age 15-17). Data was collected over a period of six months—June 2005 to December 2005. Data sources were multiple and included: (a) task sheets; (b) 17 transcripts of audio recordings (22 hours); (c) 35 emails; (d) girls' private journals; (e) photos the girls took; (f) photos I took of the girls; (g) 18 hours of audio recorded field notes; (h) 18 documents of field notes; and (i) the body collage and the girls' individual scrap books. My interpretations are divided in two sections. One, the entry to the local Muslim community and through the guards of the girls' lives was unique, difficult, and uncertain. Two, the girls showed how conforming to the hijab discourse hindered their opportunities to learning. Working with the researcher, the girls took advantage of the spaces and activities provided in the study and showed their resistance to the hijab discourse . The girls explored their agency, deveiled the hijab discourse, and experienced themselves in many new ways.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Physical education;
Teacher education;
Curriculum development
Classification
0523: Physical education
0530: Teacher education
0727: Curriculum development
Identifier / keyword
Education; Agency; Body; Entry; Girls; Hijab discourse; Muslim; Muslim girls; Narrative; Narrative inquiry; Veil
Title
A <i>deveiling</i> narrative inquiry: Entry and agency in body stories of Muslim girls
Author
Hamzeh Al Smadi, Manal
Number of pages
213
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0143
Source
DAI-A 70/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109447644
Advisor
Oliver, Kimberly L.; Shanton, Kyle
University/institution
New Mexico State University
University location
United States -- New Mexico
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3383028
ProQuest document ID
304841384
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304841384
Access the complete full text

You can get the full text of this document if it is part of your institution's ProQuest subscription.

Try one of the following:

  • Connect to ProQuest through your library network and search for the document from there.
  • Request the document from your library.
  • Go to the ProQuest login page and enter a ProQuest or My Research username / password.