Headscarf Politics in Turkey

A Postcolonial Reading

  • Authors
  • Merve Kavakci Islam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Merve Kavakci Islam
    Pages 1-12
  3. Merve Kavakci Islam
    Pages 13-40
  4. Merve Kavakci Islam
    Pages 41-97
  5. Merve Kavakci Islam
    Pages 131-144
  6. Lord Eric Avebury
    Pages 155-155
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 157-196

About this book


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.


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