Islamic Fashion and Anti-Fashion: New Perspectives from Europe and North America

Tarlo, Emma and Moors, Annelies, eds. 2013. Islamic Fashion and Anti-Fashion: New Perspectives from Europe and North America. London: Bloomsbury. ISBN 978-0-85785-335-6 [Edited Book]

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This edited volume introduces innovative research from international scholars working on Islamic fashion and its critics in a variety of European and American contexts ranging from the Canadian Prairies, Paris, London, Stockholm and Amsterdam to the former socialist countries of Eastern Europe. Taking a global perspective, it asks: what new Muslim dress practices and anxieties are emerging in these different locations? How far are they shaped by local and international politics, migration histories, particular religious traditions, multi-cultural interfaces and transnational links? To what extent do developments in Islamic fashion transcend local differences and encourage new forms of cosmopolitan communication and exchange? How do such developments pose a challenge to conventional understandings of fashion both in the popular media and fashion scholarship?

Containing contributions from the fields of anthropology, fashion studies, media studies, religious studies, history, geography, cultural studies and fashion photography, 'Islamic Fashion and Anti-Fashion' is an inter-disciplinary volume.

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Edited Book

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Tarlo's contributions:
Co-written Introduction (with Annelies Moors) , pp 1-30.
Chapter 3 'Landscapes of Attraction and Rejection: South Asian Aesthetics in Islamic Fashion in London', pp. 73-92.
Chapter 11 'Fashion is the biggest Oxymoron of my Life' - an interview with fashion blogger, Zinah Nur Sharif, pp 201-208.


Islam, fashion, anti-fashion, Muslims in Europe and America

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology > Centre for Visual Anthropology (CVA)
Research Office > REF2014



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28 Jun 2013 07:19

Last Modified:

16 Jun 2017 12:52


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