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Author Islam, Merve Kavakçı.

Title Headscarf politics in Turkey : a postcolonial reading / Merve Kavakci Islam ; foreword by John L. Esposito and afterword by Lord Eric Avebury
Edition 1st ed
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 196 pages) : illustrations
Contents Women in nation-building -- Politics of religion (1938-200s) -- Social and political implications of the ban on heardscarf -- In search of education, employment, and more -- Conclusion : the road ahead : what's in store for bașörtülü kadinlar?
Summary Covering of Muslim women is often perceived as a sign of oppression in the Western eye. Nonetheless, there are a soaring number of women who choose to wear the Islamic headgear as a sign of their liberation and commitment to God. Although these women have long been of interest for the peoples of the Occident with endless material produced about them in the past, it was invariably through the monotonal voice of the Orientalist from a position of outside authority. Here the reader will hear, for a change, the insiders' voices from within the Orient, the voices of the contemporary Turkish women who cover, willingly and yes, decisively. Their day to day struggles in search for their niche in the secular Turkish society is intended to open a new window and provide an alternative perspective for the Western reader
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- Turkey
Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- Law and legislation -- Turkey
Muslim women -- Clothing -- Turkey
Islam and politics -- Turkey
Political science & theory.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Women's Studies.
Politics and Government.
Hijab (Islamic clothing)
Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- Law and legislation
Islam and politics
Muslim women -- Clothing
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780230113947