Visible Veil Dressing & the Gender Geopolitics of ‘What Not To Wear’

Franklin, M. I.. 2011. 'Visible Veil Dressing & the Gender Geopolitics of ‘What Not To Wear’'. In: International Studies Association Annual Conference. Montreal, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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This essay critically reflects on ‘Burkha Ban’ legislation in Europe and surrounding public controversies by drawing links between the visual aesthetics of makeover reality TV, the veil, and the cultural politics of ‘visibly Muslim’ dress in western societies. In all cases we see women’s bodies and comportment under increasing scrutiny at the intersection of post 9/11 geopolitics, the global fashion industry, national identity, and everyday life.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


'Burka-Ban' legislation, veil dressing, feminism, popular culture, fashion

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Media, Communications and Cultural Studies


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Montreal, Canada

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05 Mar 2012 11:39

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29 Apr 2020 15:32


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