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Description - Headscarf Politics in Turkey by Merve Kavakci Islam

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230106659
ISBN-10: 023010665X
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Merve Kavakci Islam

Merve Kavakci is Lecturer of Political Science at Howard University, USA. She was elected to the Turkish Parliament, the Grand National Assembly of Turkey in 1999. However she was prevented from serving her term by the secularists because she wears a headscarf. Kavakci's political party was closed down and her Turkish citizenship was revoked, banning her from politics for a period of five years. She took her case to European Court of Human Rights and won in 2007.

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