Islam, Faith, and Fashion: The Islamic Fashion Industry in by Magdalena Craciun

By Magdalena Craciun

the topic of faith and get dressed in Turkey has been debated at nice size either in academia and the media. via in-depth ethnographic examine into the Turkish type marketplace and the paintings of a class of recent comers, particularly headscarf-wearing model pros, Islam, religion and Fashion examines entrepreneurship during this marketplace and the classy desirability, non secular suitability, and moral credibility of trendy Islamic gown.

What makes a modern outfit Islamically applicable? What makes an Islamically acceptable outfit stylish? What are the stipulations, demanding situations and constraints an entrepreneur faces during this industry, and the way do they industry their items? Is the presumed oxymoronic nature of Islamic type a problem or a burden? via case reviews and ethnographic photographs, Craciun questions the commercialization of Islamic gown and tackles the fragile and infrequently incompatible courting among garments worn in attractiveness of spiritual trust and garments worn basically since it is trendy.

This well timed research of style, faith, ethics, and aesthetics offers gown as a disputed and a contested locus of modernity. Islam, religion and Fashion should be crucial interpreting for college students of favor, anthropology, and fabric and visible culture.

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