How I wear my headscarf. Narratives from young Danish Muslim women in Copenhagen

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This chapter investigates the clothing of young Muslim women, its meaning, and practices in the present and in a five-year autobiographical perspective. We focus on how clothing and styling are interwoven with practices of faith situated in the Danish urban context of Copenhagen. Beyond the political and religious, we explore the fashionable aspects, commercialization, qualities, and styles, and the tactile, bodily, and aesthetic aspects of headscarves. This chapter introduces insights from a series of online survey interviews with young women (18–25 years old) and semi-structured interviews with 8 professionals in the field of modest fashion in Copenhagen. The results reveal their practices of purchasing, inspiration seeking, and everyday styling, uncovering how they perceive fashionability and modesty in the site-specific area of Copenhagen.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication(Re-)Claiming Bodies through Fashion and Style. Gendered Configurations in Muslim Contexts
EditorsViola Thimm
Number of pages23
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication date2021
Pages 65-87
ISBN (Print)9783030719401
ISBN (Electronic)9783030719418
Publication statusPublished - 2021
SeriesNew Directions in Islam Series

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