Headscarf Debates : Conflicts of National Belonging

By: Korteweg, AnnaContributor(s): Yurdakul, GökçeMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (272 p.)ISBN: 9780804791168Subject(s): Citizenship -- Cross-cultural studies | Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- Political aspects -- Cross-cultural studies | Muslim women -- Clothing -- Political aspects -- Cross-cultural studies | National characteristics -- Political aspects -- Cross-cultural studiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Headscarf Debates : Conflicts of National BelongingDDC classification: 391.4/3082091767 LOC classification: BP190Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Summary: The headscarf is an increasingly contentious symbol in countries across the world. Those who don the headscarf in Germany are referred to as ""integration-refusers."" In Turkey, support by and for headscarf-wearing women allowed a religious party to gain political power in a strictly secular state. A niqab-wearing Muslim woman was denied French citizenship for not conforming to national values. And in the Netherlands, Muslim women responded to the hatred of popular ultra-right politicians with public appeals that mixed headscarves with in-your-face humor. In a surprising way, the headscarf-a g
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The headscarf is an increasingly contentious symbol in countries across the world. Those who don the headscarf in Germany are referred to as ""integration-refusers."" In Turkey, support by and for headscarf-wearing women allowed a religious party to gain political power in a strictly secular state. A niqab-wearing Muslim woman was denied French citizenship for not conforming to national values. And in the Netherlands, Muslim women responded to the hatred of popular ultra-right politicians with public appeals that mixed headscarves with in-your-face humor. In a surprising way, the headscarf-a g

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Korteweg (sociology, Univ. of -Toronto; Debating Sharia) and Yurdakul (sociology, Humboldt Univ. of Berlin; From Guest Workers into Muslims) use recent controversies regarding Muslim women's use of head scarves in public to inform concepts of national identity and belonging. They found that the decision to wear a head scarf cast Muslim women in contrast to the pre-dominant national narratives (shared values that determine membership in a particular nation) in France, Spain, Turkey, and Germany. This caused legislators to advocate for "burka bans" in order to restrict wearing of the garment in response to the perceived threat. Each country's experience is used as a case study to explore the effect of this "otherness" on the preexisting national identity. The investigations include concise background information and are analyzed through newspaper articles from a variety of ideological perspectives and in-person interviews. Furthermore, the account includes recommendations for additional study and a dense, scholarly appendix with detailed analysis of the research data. -VERDICT Recommended for academic readers interested in national narratives and Muslim identity; the analysis is too dense for casual readers.-Rebekah Kati, Duke Univ. Pr., Durham, NC (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Anna Korteweg is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto and coeditor of Debating Sharia: Islam, Gender Politics, and Family Law Arbitration . Gökçe Yurdakul is Professor of Sociology at Humboldt University of Berlin and author of From Guest Workers into Muslims: Turkish Immigrant Associations in Germany .

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