Foreign natives: on practices of wearing of a Muslim headscarf in a non-Muslim region of Russia

Вестник археологии, антропологии и этнографии. 2017;(2(37)):146-154 DOI 10.20874/2071-0437-2017-37-2-146-154


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Journal Title: Вестник археологии, антропологии и этнографии

ISSN: 1811-7465 (Print); 2071-0437 (Online)

Publisher: Tyumen Scientific Centre SB RA

Society/Institution: Tyumen Scientific Centre SB RA

LCC Subject Category: Auxiliary sciences of history: Archaeology

Country of publisher: Russian Federation

Language of fulltext: Russian

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Shisheliakina A.L. (Institute of Problems of Development of the North, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences)

Bobrov I.V. (Independent researcher)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 16 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Using gender approach, the article describes mutually excluding standards for Muslim women who wear hijab in everyday life in one of the non-Muslim regions of Russia — Tyumen region. On the one hand, secular society imposes restrictions on wearing hijabs. On the other hand, Muslim women and Muslim community basing on religious norms insist that a woman must be «covered» when being in public. Besides, within the Muslim community it is discussed how a hijab should look, and the parties involved in this discussion stigmatize each other. In this regard, the issue of interest is to clarify what wearing a religious headscarf means for young Muslim women. What impact do hijab restrictions have on their daily lives?