Cultural responses to face coverings: South Asian women’s perspectives

Rina Arya

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This research note conveys the views of three women with South Asian backgrounds on face coverings which became mandatory in certain places in the UK during Covid-19. All three women made connections between wearing face coverings and the practice of veiling associated with Islam. The conversations that ensued explored the ramifications of the action of covering their faces in relation to cultural memories, isolation, and discrimination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-562
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Contemporary Religion
Issue number3
Early online date6 Sep 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2023

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