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Forum for Anthropology and Culture, 2016, no. 12

 

LOOK THE WORLD IN THE FACE: A Review of STEPHANIE CRONIN (ed.), ANTI-VEILING CAMPAIGNS IN THE MUSLIM WORLD: GENDER, MODERNISM AND THE POLITICS OF DRESS. London; New York: Routledge, 2014, 288 pp.

Guzel Yusupova

Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University
18 Kremlevskaya Str., Kazan, Russia
Institute for Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
12 Rozhdestvenka Str., Moscow, Russia
gyusupova()eu.spb.ru

Summary: This book examines the state-sponsored anti-veiling campaigns that swept in the period between the two world wars in the Balkans and Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, and the Soviet republics of the Caucasus and Central Asia. The publication is the result of a conference held in September 2011 at the St Anthony’s College University of Oxford and represents a collection of articles. All of the papers also contribute to the understanding of contemporary debates about gender, Islam, and modernity by raising a number of questions about the relationship between Muslim woman dressing discourse and the real politics derived from it.

Keywords: gender studies, history of Islam, Islam and modernism, history of the hijab, woman in Islam, politics of dress.

To cite: Yusupova G., 'Look the World in the Face: A Review of Stephanie Cronin (ed.), Anti-Veiling Campaigns in the Muslim World: Gender, Modernism and the Politics of Dress. London; New York: Routledge, 2014, 288 pp.', Forum for Anthropology and Culture, 2016, no. 12, pp. 267–277.

URL: http://anthropologie.kunstkamera.ru/files/pdf/eng012/yusupova.pdf