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date: 15 May 2021

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In the last several decades, a growing interest in Islamic dress and fashion has developed as a result of diasporic trends, mass mediated exposure, and shifts in global politics and consumerism. In western countries, the notion of “Islamic fashion” has developed alongside rising social anxieties surrounding Islamic sartorial symbols and signs such as “the veil.” This chapter considers the multiple factors that have influenced how American Muslim men and women dress and how a growing Islamic fashion industry and new stylistic forms based on ideas of "modesty" have evolved in the United States.

Keywords: American Islam, Islamic dress, Islamic fashion, Hijab, modesty, consumerism

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