Islamic Fashion and Anti-Fashion: New Perspectives from by Annelies Moors

By Annelies Moors

Introducing cutting edge new study from overseas students engaged on Islamic type and its critics, Islamic model and Anti-Fashion offers a world point of view on muslim gown practices. The ebook takes a extensive geographic sweep, bringing jointly the sartorial reviews of Muslims in destinations as varied as Paris, the Canadian Prairie, Swedish and Italian bathtub homes and previous socialist nations of japanese Europe.
What new Islamic costume practices and anxieties are rising in those various destinations? How a ways are they formed by means of neighborhood conditions, migration histories, specific non secular traditions, multicultural interfaces and transnational hyperlinks? To what volume do advancements in and debates approximately Islamic costume lower throughout such neighborhood specificities, encouraging new channels of verbal exchange and exchange?
With unique contributions from the fields of anthropology, style experiences, media reports, non secular stories, historical past, geography and cultural reports, Islamic type and Anti-Fashion can be of curiosity to scholars and students operating in those fields in addition to to common readers drawn to the general public presence of Islam in Europe and the US

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She is now working on her doctoral thesis investigating support group activities directed towards children to guardians with substance misuse problems and/or mental health issues. She has conducted fieldwork in various parts of Sweden and is presently engaged in the theoretical domain of risk and medical anthropology. ANNA J. SECOR is Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky. Her research on Islam, state and society in Turkey has been funded by the National Science Foundation. Her most recent work is a collaborative NSF-funded project with Banu Gökarıksel on Islamic fashions.

ANNA J. SECOR is Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky. Her research on Islam, state and society in Turkey has been funded by the National Science Foundation. Her most recent work is a collaborative NSF-funded project with Banu Gökarıksel on Islamic fashions. She is author of over thirty articles and book chapters that have appeared in journals such as Area, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Antipode, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Gender, Place and Culture, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, and Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.

In particular, we draw attention to the relationship between ethics and aesthetics in Islamic fashion and anti-fashion discourses and practices. We also point to the significance of location and how the Muslim presence in different European and American contexts follows different historical trajectories and engages with different forms of secular governance which shape clothing possibilities for Muslims in particular ways. We end by drawing out some of the key themes that have emerged through comparing Muslim experiences and fashions in diverse locations ranging from a small city in the Canadian prairies to large European cities, including London, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Cluj and Amsterdam.

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