Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Islam. The Meaning of Style

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Sociology of Islam

The title of this paper is a reference to Dick Hebdige’s famous book Subculture. The Meaning of Style, which was published in 1979 and became one of the most influential works to emerge from the legendary Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS). Hebdige’s study explores the subversive implications of style in post-war British subcultures. The purpose of the following article is to apply his ideas on subculture and style to the discourse on fashion and Islam, with a particular focus on the debate over “modest fashion” in Turkey. Hebdige’s approach will be utilized here principally in order to explore the representation of Islam in fashion and to critically reflect upon the ideological dimensions of “modest fashion”. The present author argues that “modest fashion”, as represented in everyday dress, fashion and lifestyle magazines, advertisements, and fashion shows, is exemplary of the breakdown of consensus among pious Muslims in present-day Turkish society. Furthermore, this article aims to strengthen and reflect upon the use of semiotics in the field of Islamic studies. It draws on data collected during the first international Istanbul Modest Fashion Week held in Istanbul’s historic Haydarpaşa Train Station on 13 and 14 May 2016, as well as on journal articles, media contributions, fashion advertisements, and interviews conducted by the author with fashion designers, influencers, and the organizers of the Istanbul Modest Fashion Week.

Affiliations: 1: Centre for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany, pierre.hecker@staff.uni-marburg.de

10.1163/22131418-00601001
/content/journals/10.1163/22131418-00601001
dcterms_title,pub_keyword,dcterms_description,pub_author
10
5
Loading
Loading

Full text loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/22131418-00601001
Loading

Data & Media loading...

1. Alp Talha Hakan (2013). "Vuslat Dergisi Tesettür Röportajı, interview by İlhami Pınar", Vuslat Dergisi , 146. sayı, Ağustos 2013.
2. Barthes Roland (1977)[1964]. Image, Music, Text . London: Fontana Press.
3. Barthes Roland (2009) [1957]. Mythologies . London: Vintage Books.
4. Böhürler Ayşe (2011). "Mualla alışverişte", Yeni Şafak (05.11.2011).
5. Böhürler Ayşe (2012). "Tanrım akıl ver", Yeni Şafak (31.03.2012).
6. Chandler Daniel (2007). Semiotics . London and New York: Routledge.
7. Demirci Sümeyye (2013). "Farzdan tarza dönüşen tesettür". Vuslat Dergisi , 146. sayı, Ağustos 2013.
8. Dilipak Abdurahman (2013). "Tesettür mü?". Vuslat Dergisi , 146. sayı, Ağustos 2013.
9. Femia Joseph (1975). "Hegemony and Consciousness in the Thought of Antonio Gramsci". Political Studies Vol 23(1): pp. 2948.
10. Gökarıksel Banu,/ Secor Anna J. (2009). "New transnational geographies of Islamism, capitalism and subjectivity: the veiling-fashion industry in Turkey". Area , Vol 41(1): pp. 618.
11. Göle Nilüfer (1996). The Forbidden Modern. Civilization and Veiling . Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press.
12. Hall Stuart (1973). Encoding and Decoding in Television Discourse, Paper for the Council of Europe Colloquy on “Training in the Critical Reading of Television Language,” organized by the cccs , University of Leicester.
13. Hall Stuart, (1997). "The Work of Representation". In Hall Stuart (ed.), Representation. Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices , pp. 1574. London: Sage.
14. Hall Stuart, (1999). "Encoding, Decoding". In During Simon (ed.), The Cultural Studies Reader, second edition , pp. 507517. London and New York: Routledge.
15. Hall Stuart,/ Jefferson Tony (eds.) (1975). Resistance Through Rituals. Youth subcultures in post-war Britain . London and New York: Routledge.
16. Hebdige Dick (1979). Subculture. The Meaning of Style . London and New York: Routledge.
17. Hecker Pierre, (2014). "A Clash of Lifestyles? Jugendliche Lebensstile im politischen Diskurs der Türkei". In Gertel Jörg,/ Ouaissa Rachid (eds.) Urbane Jugendbewegungen: Widerstand und Umbrüche in der Arabischen Welt , pp. 326351. Bielefeld: transcript.
18. Kaplan Hilal (2011). "Güzel ahlaktan güzel yaşam tarzına". Yeni Şafak (10.07.2011).
19. Kılıçarslan İsmail (2013). "Muhafazkar yardım balosu", Yeni Şafak (19.09.2013).
20. Kılıçbay Barış,/ Binark Mutlu (2002). "Consumer Culture, Islam and the Politics of Lifestyle". European Journal of Communication , Vol 17 (4), pp. 495511. London.
21. Lewis Reina, (2013). "Introduction: Mediating Modesty". In Lewis Reina (ed.), Fashion. Styling Bodies, Mediating Faith , pp. 113. London and New York: I.B. Tauris.
22. Lewis Reina (2015). Muslim Fashion: Contemporary Style Cultures . Durham: Duke University Press.
23. Moors Annelies,/ Tarlo Emma, (2013). "Introduction: Islamic Fashion and Anti-fashion: New Perspectives from Europe and North America". In Moors Annelies,/ Tarlo Emma (eds.) Islamic-Fashion and Anti-Fashion , pp. 130. London: Bloomsbury.
24. Sandıkcı Özlem,/ Ger Güliz (2007). "Constructing and Representing the Islamic Consumer in Turkey". Fashion Theory , Vol 11(2/3), pp. 189210. Oxford: Berg.
25. Sönmezışık Büşra (2011). "Özgün, tesettür, ve şık bu üçlüden haberimiz var mı?", Yeni Şafak (03.07.2011).
26. Toprak Binnaz et al. (2009). Being Different in Turkey. Religion, Conservatism and Otherization . Istanbul: Open Society Foundation and Boğaziçi University.
27. White Jenny B. (2002). Islamist Mobilization in Turkey , Washington: University of Washington Press.
28. Yılmaz Hale (2013). Becoming Turkish . New York: Syracuse University Press.
29. Semiray Yücebaş (2012). "Türkiye’de muhafazakârlığın gündelik yaşam estetiği". Insanbilim Dergisi , Vol 1(2): pp. 6280.
http://brill.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1163/22131418-00601001
Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/22131418-00601001
2018-04-18
2018-09-18

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Sociology of Islam — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation