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Publication details for Dr Guzel Yusupova

Yusupova, Guzel (2016). 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 (28): 320-333.

Author(s) from Durham


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.