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More than just a piece of cloth: the German ‘headscarf’ debate

Sinclair, Stefanie (2013). More than just a piece of cloth: the German ‘headscarf’ debate. Implicit Religion, 16(4) pp. 483–491.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1558/imre.v16i4.483
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Abstract

This article highlights the blurred and often confused nature of the distinction between religious, cultural and political issues, within debates around the legal regulation of Muslim women’s dress codes. It focuses on party-political debates in Germany about female Muslim state school teachers’ right to wear, or duty to remove, a hijab, and highlights implicit assumptions about the role of religion in German culture, politics, legislation, education and notions of citizenship that have informed this debate.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 Equinox Publishing
ISSN: 1743-1697
Keywords: dress codes; Muslim women; clothing; feminism; Islam; hijab
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology > Religious Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 41295
Depositing User: Stefanie Sinclair
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2014 16:45
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:26
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/41295
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