Austin, TX 78712, United States
Shirazi attended the University of Texas at Austin from 1971 to 1974.
Manhattan, KS 66506, United States
In 1976 Faegheh got a Master of Arts from Kansas State University.
4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77004, United States
Shirazi received a Bachelor of Arts in 1975 from the University of Houston.
281 W Lane Ave, Columbus, OH 43210, United States
Faegheh got a Doctor of Philosophy in 1985 from Ohio State University.
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(This provocative book demonstrates that the veil, the gar...)
This provocative book demonstrates that the veil, the garment known in Islamic cultures as the hijab, holds within its folds a semantic versatility that goes far beyond current cliches and homogenous representations. Whether seen as erotic or romantic, a symbol of oppression or a sign of piety, modesty, or purity, the veil carries thousands of years of religious, sexual, social, and political significance.
(There are numerous conflicts ensuing in the Middle East, ...)
There are numerous conflicts ensuing in the Middle East, but not all are being fought with rockets and rifles. While the Internet has proven invaluable to those who wish to uphold a patriarchal society and spread the message of Islamic fundamentalism, Muslim women have used the Web to build a transnational community intent on growing women’s rights in the Middle East. There is a large disparity between a Muslim woman's role according to the Qur'an and her role as some corners of Muslim society have interpreted it. In Velvet Jihad Faegheh Shirazi reveals the creative strategies Muslim women have adopted to quietly fight against those who would limit their growing rights. Shirazi examines issues that are important to all women, from routine matters such as daily hygiene and clothing to controversial subjects like abortion, birth control, and virginity. As a woman with linguistic expertise and extensive life experience in both Western and Middle Eastern cultures, she is uniquely positioned as an objective observer and reporter of changes and challenges facing Muslim women globally.
(Representing diverse cultural viewpoints, Muslim Women in...)
Representing diverse cultural viewpoints, Muslim Women in War and Crisis collects an array of original essays that highlight the experiences and perspectives of Muslim women - their dreams and nightmares and their daily struggles - in times of tremendous social upheaval. Analyzing both how Muslim women have been represented and how they represent themselves, the authors draw on primary sources ranging from poetry and diaries to news reports and visual media.
(From food products to fashions and cosmetics to children'...)
From food products to fashions and cosmetics to children's toys, a wide range of commodities today are being marketed as "halal" (permitted, lawful) or "Islamic" to Muslim consumers both in the West and in Muslim-majority nations. However, many of these products are not authentically Islamic or halal, and their producers have not necessarily created them to honor religious practice or sentiment. Instead, most "halal" commodities are profit-driven, and they exploit the rise of a new Islamic economic paradigm, "Brand Islam," as a clever marketing tool. Brand Islam investigates the rise of this highly lucrative marketing strategy and the resulting growth in consumer loyalty to goods and services identified as Islamic. Faegheh Shirazi explores the reasons why consumers buy Islam-branded products, including conspicuous piety or a longing to identify with a larger Muslim community, especially for those Muslims who live in Western countries, and how this phenomenon is affecting the religious, cultural, and economic lives of Muslim consumers.
Shirazi attended the University of Texas at Austin from 1971 to 1974. She received a Bachelor of Arts in 1975 from the University of Houston. In 1976 Faegheh got a Master of Arts from Kansas State University and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1985 from Ohio State University.
From 1988 to 1990 Faegheh Shirazi served as an instructor in textiles and fashion marketing, and program director at Collin County College, Plano, Texas.
Shirazi held a number of positions at the University of Texas at Austin, including research associate and textile specialist with Bureau of Business Research (1990-1992), lecturer, (1991-1994), assistant professor (1995-2002), an associate professor of Middle Eastern languages and cultures since 2002.
In 2001 she was a member of the executive committee at the Center for Middle East Studies.
Also, Faegen is a certified Farsi interpreter. She was an interpreter for the banian refugee session at Austin Area Inter-Religious Ministries Settlement Project in 2001. Shirazi is an interpreter at Interreligious Ministries since 2001.
Faegheh Shirazi was a lecturer at institutions in the United States and abroad, including the University of Haifa. She is a public speaker and guest on television and radio programs.
Shirazi is the author of four published books, including an edited volume: "The Veil Unveiled: Hijab in Modern Culture, Gainesville: University Press of Florida" (2001); "Velvet Jihad: Muslim Women's Quiet Resistance to Islamic Fundamentalism, Gainesville: University Press of Florida" (2009); "Muslim Women in War and Crisis: From Reality to Representation, Austin: The University of Texas Press" (2010); and "Brand Islam: The Commodification of Piety, Austin: University of Texas Press" (2016).
(Representing diverse cultural viewpoints, Muslim Women in...)2010
(From food products to fashions and cosmetics to children'...)2016
(This provocative book demonstrates that the veil, the gar...)2001
(There are numerous conflicts ensuing in the Middle East, ...)2009
Shirazi is a Muslim.
Quotations: "My own religion and cultural background and the fact that I am a woman have been positive inspirations for my work and motivational forces in my life. I come from a family of numerous male professors. I was the first female professor, but not the first female highly educated and professional. My family and relatives back in Iran are highly educated regardless of their gender. My profession allows me to be in touch with my field, most current events, and mostly learning by teaching."
Shirazi married Vijay Mahajan in January 1977, but they divorced in August 1999. They have two children: Ramin, Geeti.