The Headscarf Debates: Conflicts of National Belonging 1st Edition

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Anna C. Korteweg, Gökçe Yurdakul

Year 2014
Pages 272
Publisher Stanford University Press
Language en
ISBN 9780804776844
File Size 1.48 MB
File Format PDF
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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 garment that conceals―has also come to reveal the changing nature of what it means to belong to a particular nation.