"Anna Korteweg and Gokce Yurdakul turn the debates over Islamic headscarves to new use. At a time when the presence of new visible minorities forces citizens to articulate what unites 'us,' their analysis provides new understandings of the issues at stake." - John R. Bowen, Washington University in St. Louis, author of A New Anthropology of Islam "Anna Korteweg and Gokce Yurdakul transcend the usual discourse on Muslim women's headscarves and develop instead a debate best understood from the situated gazes of various participants - a debate in which Muslim women or women of Muslim origins need to be seen as equal participant subjects and not just objects of the discussions." - Nira Yuval-Davis, University of East London
About the Author
Anna Korteweg is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto and coeditor of "Debating Sharia: Islam, Gender Politics, and Family Law Arbitration." Gokce Yurdakul is Professor of Sociology at Humboldt University of Berlin and author of "From Guest Workers into Muslims: Turkish Immigrant Associations in Germany.""