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The Routledge International Handbook to Veils and Veiling Practices

Edited by: Anna-Mari Almila , David Inglis

Print publication date:  June  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781472455369
eBook ISBN: 9781315613734
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315613734
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Book description

Veils and veiling are controversial topics in social and political life, generating debates across the world. The veil is enmeshed within a complex web of relations encompassing politics, religion and gender, and conflicts over the nature of power, legitimacy, belief, freedom, agency and emancipation. In recent years, the veil has become both a potent and unsettling symbol and a rallying-point for discourse and rhetoric concerning women, Islam and the nature of politics.

Early studies in gender, doctrine and politics of veiling appeared in the 1970s following the Islamic revival and ?re-veiling? trends that were dramatically expressed by 1979?s Iranian Islamic revolution. In the 1990s, research focussed on the development of both an ?Islamic culture industry? and greater urban middle class consumption of ?Islamic? garments and dress styles across the Islamic world. In the last decade academics have studied Islamic fashion and marketing, the political role of the headscarf, the veiling of other religious groups such as Jews and Christians, and secular forms of modest dress. Using work from contributors across a range of disciplinary backgrounds and locations, this book brings together these research strands to form the most comprehensive book ever conceived on this topic.

As such, this handbook will be of interest to scholars and students of fashion, gender studies, religious studies, politics and sociology.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Neoliberalization and Homo Islameconomicus  Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Discourses of Veiling and the Precarity of Choice Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Wearing a Veil in the French Context of Laïcité  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  2007/8 Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Veiling Narratives Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Veiling and Unveiling in Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Iran’s Compulsory Hijab Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Fashions and Politics of Facial Hair in Turkey Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Representing the Veil in Contemporary Australian Media Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Modest Fashion and Anti-Fashion Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Veiling, Fashion, and the (Per)formative Role of Dress in Niger Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The ‘Discipline of the Veil’ among Converts to Islam in France and Quebec Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Muslim Youth Practising Veiling in Berlin Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Fashioning Selves Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Culture Industries and Marketplace Dynamics Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Images of Desire Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Smart-Ening Up the Hijab Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Veiling, Gender And Space Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Hindu And Muslim Veiling In North India Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Hui Women And The Headscarf In China Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Constructions And Reconstructions Of ‘Appropriate Dress’ In The Diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Cover Their Face Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Amish Prayer Cap As A Symbol That Bounds The Community Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Veiling Studies And Globalization Studies Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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