Cloth on her Head, Constitution in Hand: Germany’s Headscarf Debates and the Cultural Politics of Difference Journal Article uri icon



  • As the current debates about the headscarf in Germany and Francedemonstrate, “Islamic” veils and headscarves garner attention forminority women in Europe to an unparalleled degree.2 For centuries,Islamic veils and headscarves have served as powerful symbols inOrientalist discourse, functioning as markers of the Oriental woman’ssupposed eroticism as well as convenient tropes for philosophers.3Recent kidnappers’ demands in Iraq that France lift its headscarf bandemonstrate the complex appropriations of Muslim women for fundamentalistdiscourses as well.

publication date

  • September 1, 2004

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • September 30, 2013 2:40 AM

Full Author List

  • Weber B

author count

  • 1

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1045-0300

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-5441

Additional Document Info

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  • 33

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  • 64


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