Title

The Headscarf Debates: Conflicts of National Belonging (Book Review)

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Year

2016

Journal Title

Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews

ISSN

0094-3061

DOI

10.1177/0094306116629410ll

Abstract

The Headscarf Debates: Conflicts of National Belonging, by Anna C. Korteweg, Gökçe Yurdakul . Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014. 272 pp. $24.95 paper. ISBN: 9780804776844.

The human need to belong to a community. That is the theme that runs through The Headscarf Debates: Conflicts of National Belonging. Standing out from the multitude of binary examinations of the Muslim headscarf as liberal or authoritarian, liberating or misogynist, in this book Anna C. Korteweg and Gökçe Yurdakul ask the more important human question: what do the headscarf debates tell us about who we allow into our political community?

First Page

204

Last Page

206

Num Pages

3

Issue Number

2