Visibly Muslim: Fashion, Politics, Faith

Visibly Muslim Fashion Politics Faith 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 garm

  • Title: Visibly Muslim: Fashion, Politics, Faith
  • Author: Emma Tarlo
  • ISBN: 9781845204334
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 ThisMuslims 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.

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    • Malcolm says:

      There is little that is more contested in our contemporary world than Muslim women, little more contested about Muslim women than their bodies and in respect of their bodies little more that excites the passions of public discussions than what they wear. To a very large extent, these are debates about Muslim women that are notable for the silence of Muslim women: for some, that is a sign of what the debate is really about – Muslim women’s public exclusion – while at the same time those wom [...]

    • Angela says:

      If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about Islamic dress, you need to read this book. Tarlo gives several accounts from women in London on what it means to dress Islamically and be "visible" Muslims by doing so, and how the post 9/11 culture has effected their lifestyles and their faith as well as their dress. Read it.

    • WORN Fashion Journal says:

      I’ve never been religious, but wrangling my political convictions and a love for clothing taught me the vicissitudes of negotiating two value systems that are seemingly at odds while attempting to craft an image that reflects my beliefs and is aesthetically pleasing (to me, at least). It is this tension that drives Visibly Muslim: Fashion, Politics, Faith, which looks at Muslim women who cover in contemporary England through a series of ethnographic profiles highlighting the diversity of their [...]

    • Jennifer says:

      Another boook that I found in the new books section in the Boston Public Library - thank you BPL for highlighting good books there! About women wearning traditionally Muslim dress in London, both hajib and naqib. As someone who has lived around a Muslim community in the Greater Boston area, the stories feel familiar and insightful.

    • Nachida says:

      An interesting read, however, wished the author discussed differences in Islamic fashions based on socio-economic conditions as well.

    • Pam says:

      An interesting read, however, wished the author discussed differences in Islamic fashions based on socio-economic conditions as well.

    • Heather says:

      Has a very academic tone -- reads more like a thesis paper than anything else. Good info, thorough, in-depth look at what it means to be "visibly Muslim" in contemporary London.

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