Headscarf Politics in Turkey A Postcolonial Reading

This book questions the 'role model' status of the Turkish Republic with respect to the advancement of female agency in a secular context by using the study of women with headscarves as a case in point. Turkey's commitment to modernization depends heavily on secularism which involves,...

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Main Author: Islam, Merve Kavakci
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York Palgrave Macmillan US 2010, 2010
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This book questions the 'role model' status of the Turkish Republic with respect to the advancement of female agency in a secular context by using the study of women with headscarves as a case in point. Turkey's commitment to modernization depends heavily on secularism which involves, among other things, the westernization of women's appearance
Physical Description:XIX, 200 p. 10 illus online resource
ISBN:9780230113947