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Veiling in Turkey

  What defines someone?  Well, that question is very difficult because there are many things that define someone.  People have unique personalities that can be expressed through what they wear—since others cannot look inside our brains, we rely on our … Continue reading

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Turkish Veiling: Religious Tradition or form of Political Resistance?

Veiling in an Islamic context usually refers to the covering of the hair, neck, chest area, face, or some combination thereof. In Turkey it has both religious significance and symbolism as political resistance and fashion accessory. These layered meanings contribute … Continue reading

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Lived Subjectivity and Veiling in Turkey

The veil is the most visible symbol of Islam and as such has been subject to much debate. In the following post, I attempt to move away from the problematic discourse of “veiling controversies”― which suggest a good and a … Continue reading

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Turkey: (How) Has the Secular Changed?

As scholars of religion, when we think of “secularism,” we think of an institution, state, or body that is overtly non-religious. When we hear that term ascribed to something, we are expecting the exact opposite of what we have come … Continue reading

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