Anti-Veiling Campaigns in the Muslim World: Gender, Modernism and the Politics of Dress (Hardback)
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Anti-Veiling Campaigns in the Muslim World: Gender, Modernism and the Politics of Dress (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 22/04/2014
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In recent years bitter controversies have erupted across Europe and the Middle East about women's veiling, and especially their wearing of the face-veil or niqab. Yet the deeper issues contained within these controversies - secularism versus religious belief, individual freedom versus social or family coercion, identity versus integration - are not new but are strikingly prefigured by earlier conflicts. This book examines the state-sponsored anti-veiling campaigns which swept across wide swathes of the Muslim world in the interwar period, especially in Turkey and the Balkans, Iran, Afghanistan and the Soviet republics of the Caucasus and Central Asia. It shows how veiling was officially discouraged and ridiculed as backward and, although it was rarely banned, veiling was politicized and turned into a rallying-point for a wider opposition. Asking a number of questions about this earlier anti-veiling discourse and the policies flowing from it, and the reactions which it provoked, the book illuminates and contextualizes contemporary debates about gender, Islam and modernism.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415711388
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 23 mm

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