Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 06 December 2019

Abstract and Keywords

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

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.