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Visibly Muslim fashion, politics, faith

Visibly Muslim fashion, politics, faith

Tarlo, Emma

"Muslims in Britain and cosmopolitan cities throughout the West are increasingly choosing to express their identity and faith through dress, whether by wearing colourful headscarves, austere black garments or creative new forms of Islamic fashion. Why is dress such an important issue for Muslims? Why is it such a major topic of media interest and international concern? This timely and important book cuts through media stereotypes of Muslim appearances, providing intimate insights into what clothes really mean to the people who design and wear them. It examines how different ideas of fashion, politics, faith, freedom, beauty, modesty and cultural diversity are articulated by young British Muslims as they seek out clothes which best express their identities, perspectives and concerns. It also explores the wider social and political effects of their clothing choices on the development of transnational cultural formations and multicultural urban spaces. Based on contemporary ethnographic research, the book is an essential read for students and scholars of religion, sociology, cultural studies, anthropology and fashion as well as anyone interested in cultural diversity and the changing face of cosmopolitan cities throughout the world"--Provided by publisher

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
English ed.
Published Oxford; New York: Berg Publishers, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Emma Tarlo
ISBN: 1845204328, 1845204336, 9781845204327, 9781845204334
Note: Pbk.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-237) and index
Physical Description: xiii, 241 p. [32] p. of plates ill. (some col.) 25cm
Subject: Muslim women Great Britain Social conditions; Veils Religious aspects Islam; Muslims in popular culture; Hijab (Islamic clothing) Great Britain; Clothing and dress Religious aspects Islam; Burqas (Islamic clothing) Great Britain; Islam in mass media; Muslim women Clothing Great Britain


  1. Introduction
  2. Biographies in dress
  3. Geographies of hijab
  4. Navigations of style
  5. Diversity contested
  6. Covering concerns
  7. Hijab online
  8. Islamic fashion scape