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Veiling in fashion : space and the hijab in minority communities

Author: Anna-Mari Almila
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2019.
Series: Dress cultures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Enters the worlds of women who wear the hijab, both as an aspect of their religious observance and community belonging, and as a fashion statement, drawing upon global Islamic fashion industry. Anna-Mari Almila uses rich ethnographic investigation of everyday veiling practices among Muslim women in the city of Helsinki as a lens through which to reflect on and advance understanding of matters concerning Muslim  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna-Mari Almila
ISBN: 9781784539238 1784539236
OCLC Number: 1079827837
Description: 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : The veil, fashion, space, everyday life and globalization --
Investigating the veil in Finland --
Commercial spaces: national, transnational, multinational and deterritorial --
Spaces of comfort and discomfort: physical and emotional, social and global --
Community spaces: global and intimate ummah, schools and mosques --
Spaces of adaptation and integration: citizenship, workplace and sport venues --
'Public' and 'private' spaces: visibility, face and gendered hybridity --
Conclusion : On politics, veiling and the sociology of fashion --
Appendix : Research methods.
Series Title: Dress cultures.
Responsibility: Anna-Mari Almila.

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"Enters the worlds of women who wear the hijab, both as an aspect of their religious observance and community belonging, and as a fashion statement, drawing upon global Islamic fashion industry. Anna-Mari Almila uses rich ethnographic investigation of everyday veiling practices among Muslim women in the city of Helsinki as a lens through which to reflect on and advance understanding of matters concerning Muslim dress in international Muslim minority contexts. Almila provides an innovative approach to studying veiling by connecting varied realms of practice, demonstrating how domains such as fashion, materiality, city spaces, private life, religious beliefs, and cosmopolitan social conditions are all tightly bound up together in ways that only a sensitive multi-disciplinary approach can reveal"--

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Almila skilfully brings together discussions of local and global politics, fashion and community relations, performances of religious commitment and gendered spatial behaviour in Veiling in Fashion. Read more...

 
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