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Author Kanitz, Juliane, author

Title The headscarf as a business card : a qualitative case study on styles and expressions of Berlin Muslim women / Juliane Kanitz
Published Wiesbaden : Springer VS, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (257 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Method -- Forms and Conflicts of Representation in a Minority Situation -- The Production of Meaning in Hijab Fashion -- Consumption of Islamic Fashion -- How the Women Interviewed Position Themselves -- Regulatory Dimensions -- Thesis Discussion: The Circuit of Hijab Clothing -- Final Theoretical Considerations -- Postscript: The Hijab as a Calling Card
Summary In her book, Juliane Kanitz not only examines the frequently asked question of why Muslim women wear a headscarf, but also concentrates on how it is worn. She is concerned with the cultural, aesthetic and fashionable preferences of women and not primarily with the religious motives that are otherwise often the focus of attention. In addition to a contribution to research on the Muslim headscarf, the author presents theoretical and empirical supplements to Islamic fashion and Islam in Germany as a whole. She also discusses the debate on Europeanization, in which arguments against Muslims are put forward, and develops some perspectives on the topic of the headscarf in Germany that have not yet been taken into account, made possible by the new perspective of fashion. Juliane Kanitz is a European ethnologist and works for the Protestant Interdisciplinary Research Center in Heidelberg (FEST) in the project "Religion in new city quaters."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Muslim women -- Clothing -- Germany -- Berlin
Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- Social aspects -- Germany
Fashion -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Fashion -- Social aspects -- Germany
Fashion -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Fashion -- Social aspects
Muslim women -- Clothing
Germany -- Berlin
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783658317799