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Traditional Turkish Women’s Dress: A Source of Common Understandings for Expected Behaviors

Folk Dress in Europe and Anatolia : Beliefs about Protection and Fertility

Berg Publishers, 1999

Book chapter

...Dress, a pervasive part of every culture, is one of the most fascinating and rewarding sources of information about the structure and meaning of women’s lives and the lives of all those in the cultural units in which they live. Women...

Turkish Fashion Designers

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The Ottoman Empire was at the center of interactions between the Eastern and Western worlds for six centuries and was, in many respects, an Islamic successor to earlier Mediterranean empires, especially the Roman Empire and the Byzantine...

The Role of Scents and the Body in Turkey

Dress Sense : Emotional and Sensory Experiences of the Body and Clothes

Berg, 2007

Book chapter

...The body emits natural scents and smells from clothing such as leather and textiles, from odors that permeate those supplements, from fragrances that we add in products applied to the hair, skin, or inside the mouth, and from products...

Power and Politics: Interactions between Fields

Nazlı Alimen

Nazlı Alimen is a research fellow at Helsinki University. She holds a PhD in Cultural Studies and Marketing from University of the Arts London. Her research interests include visual and material cultures, particularly fashion and dress, consumer culture, and fashion marketing. She has published in a variety of journals and has written a chapter for The Routledge International Handbook to Veils and Veiling Practices. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Faith and Fashion in Turkey : Consumption, Politics and Islamic Identities

I.B. Tauris, 2018

Book chapter

...Interactions between fields occur because individuals belonging to multiple fields (Verter 2003), and groups involved in similar field positions, can form strategic bonds (Swartz 1997). Fields can also overlap because of a ‘parallel logic...

Transnational Networks of Veiling-fashion between Turkey and Western Europe

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...In the autumn of 2008, following a conference on Muslim consumption in Germany, we decided to visit the Berlin branch of Tekbir (God is great), the leading designer and manufacturer of Islamic fashion in Turkey. We had previously...

Muslim Dress

Heather Marie Akou

Associate Professor of Fashion Design, Indiana University, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bibliographic guide

...Islam is a global and highly decentralized religion with nearly 2 billion adherents. The main text of Islam, the Qur’an, offers little guidance about dress, establishing only that Muslim men and women should dress and behave modestly...

Uniformity in Fashion Practices During the Modernization Period in Turkey

Uniform : Clothing and Discipline in the Modern World

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book chapter

...During the modernization period Kemalist reforms sought to move away from tradition to create a more secular Turkey, a transition enacted through nationwide education, industrialization and urbanization. This was to be achieved...

Ottoman costume in the context of modern Turkish fashion design

Modern Fashion Traditions : Negotiating Tradition and Modernity through Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...The author would like to thank Osman Şişman, İsmail Özgür Soğancı, A. Emre Cengiz, and M. Angela Jansen for their helpful comments on the manuscript.Reflecting the desire to achieve international recognition, Sakir Özüdoğru argues...

Introduction: Folk Dress, bath-house (pirts) supernatural Supernatural Beliefs, and the Body

Linda Welters

Linda Welters is Professor of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design and Director of the Graduate Program at the University of Rhode Island, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Folk Dress in Europe and Anatolia : Beliefs about Protection and Fertility

Berg Publishers, 1999

Book chapter

...Throughout history, dress and adornment have fulfilled a basic human need to connect with the supernatural world. In folk cultures, the dressed body offers human beings a way to negotiate the invisible influences on their natural and social...

Regional Dress in Anatolia

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The importance of dress as visible evidence of the wearer’s roles and responsibilities in both public and private domains (such as rank, profession, religious and ethnic identity, wealth, age, and marital and familial status) and,...