Islamic Fashion and Anti-Fashion: New Perspectives from Europe and North America

Islamic Fashion and Anti-Fashion: New Perspectives from Europe and North America

By: Annelies Moors (editor), Emma Tarlo (editor)Paperback

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Introducing innovative new research from international scholars working on Islamic fashion and its critics, Islamic Fashion and Anti-Fashion provides a global perspective on muslim dress practices. The book takes a broad geographic sweep, bringing together the sartorial experiences of Muslims in locations as diverse as Paris, the Canadian Prairie, Swedish and Italian bath houses and former socialist countries of Eastern Europe. What new Islamic dress practices and anxieties are emerging in these different locations? How far are they shaped by local circumstances, migration histories, particular religious traditions, multicultural interfaces and transnational links? To what extent do developments in and debates about Islamic dress cut across such local specificities, encouraging new channels of communication and exchange? With original contributions from the fields of anthropology, fashion studies, media studies, religious studies, history, geography and cultural studies, Islamic Fashion and Anti-Fashion will be of interest to students and scholars working in these fields as well as to general readers interested in the public presence of Islam in Europe and America.

About Author

Emma Tarlo is Professor of Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. Annelies Moors is Professor of Social Scientific Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Annelies Moors and Emma Tarlo, 'Islamic Fashion and Anti-Fashion: An Introduction' SECTION 1 LOCATION AND THE DYNAMICS OF ENCOUNTER 'Burqinis, Bikinis and Bodies: Encounters in the showers of public baths in Sweden and Italy', Pia Karlsson Minganti, Stockholm University, Sweden 'Covering Up on the Prairies: Perceptions of Muslim Identity, Multiculturalism and Security in Canada', Franz Volker Greifenhagen & Brenda Anderson, Luther College, The University of Regina, Canada 'Landscapes of attraction and rejection: South Asian Aesthetics in Islamic fashion London', Emma Tarlo, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK 'Tartar Tastes and 'Arab' Migrants: Contrasted Perspectives on Muslim Dress in Poland', Katarzyna Gorak-Sosnowska and Michal Lyszczarz, University of Warsaw, Poland Section 2 HISTORIES, HERITAGE AND NARRATIONS OF ISLAMIC FASHION 'Sule Yuksel Senler: An Early Style Icon in Turkish Islamic Fashion,' Rustem Ertug Altinay, New York University, USA 'The Genealogy of the Turkish Pardoesu (long overcoat) in the Netherlands and beyond', Arzu Unal 'Closet Tales from a Turkish Cultural Center in the Petro Metro of Houston', Maria Curtis, University of Houston Clear Lake, USA SECTION 3 MARKETS FOR ISLAMIC FASHION 'Transnational networks of veiling-fashion between Turkey and Western Europe', Banu Goekariksel, Duke University, USA and Anna Secor, University of Kentucky, USA 'Made in France: Islamic Fashion Companies on Display', Leila Karin Osterlind, Stockholm University, Sweden 'Hijab on the shop floor: Muslims in fashion retail in Britain', Reina Lewis, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, UK. Section 4 ISLAMIC FASHION IN THE MEDIA 'Reading Islamic Fashion Imagery in Sweden', Degla Salim, University of Stockholm, Sweden 'Miss Headscarf': Islamic fashion and the Danish Media', Connie Christiansen, Roskilde University, Denmark Section 5 DYNAMICS OF FASHION AND ANTI-FASHION 'Fashion and Anti-fashion: the Aesthetics of Fully Covering in the Netherlands', Annelies Moors, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 'The Clothing Dilemmas of Transylvanian Muslim Converts', Daniela Stoica, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania 'I Love my Prophet': Religious Taste, Consumption and Distinction in Berlin', Synnove Bendixsen, IMER/Uni Rokkan Centre, Sweden.

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  • ISBN13: 9780857853356
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780857853356
  • weight: 598
  • ISBN10: 085785335X

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