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Author Bosankić, Nina, author.

Title Psychosocial aspects of niqab wearing : religion, nationalism and identity in Bosnia and Herzegovina / Nina Bosankic
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014


Description 1 online resource
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Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Determinants Of Religious Behavior -- Gender And Religious Behavior -- Gender And Fundamentalism -- 3. Sharia Practice Of Clothing: Debates And Controversies -- Veilploitation -- Origin -- Contemporary Debates And Controversies -- Clothing Practice In Bosnia And Herzegovina -- 4. Nationalism, Gender And Religion In Bosnia And Herzegovina -- Woman In Fundamentalist Islam In Bosnia And Herzegovina -- 5. To Veil Or Not To Veil: A Decision Making Process -- Basic Social Psychological Process (BSPP): Seeking The Means To Affirm The New Religious Identity -- -- Category I -- -- Category II -- -- Category III -- -- Category IV -- -- Category V And VI -- 6. Conclusion -- Methodological Appendix
Summary The question of why women choose to wear the niqab or full face veil is controversial both within and outside of Islam. The veil itself is often sensationalised as a symbol of Islamic fundamentalism or female submission. Psychosocial aspects of niqab wearing focuses on the women who make the decision to adopt the niqab, and their individual reasons for doing so. Nina Bosankic interviewed young Muslim women, from a variety of backgrounds in post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina, to uncover the social and psychological factors influencing their choice. Using grounded theory methodology, she identifies common themes regardless of background, each of which relate to seeking the means to affirm a new identity, specifically using the niqab as an instrument for the construction of the believer at a higher level of spiritual identity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- Bosnia and Herzegovina
Veils -- Bosnia and Herzegovina
Clothing and dress -- Psychological aspects
Clothing and dress -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
The self, ego, identity, personality.
Islamic life & practice.
Sociology: customs & traditions.
RELIGION -- Islam -- General.
Clothing and dress -- Psychological aspects
Clothing and dress -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Hijab (Islamic clothing)
Psychology: the self, ego, identity, personality.
Islamic life & practice.
Social & cultural anthropology.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781137431615