Female identity through wearing the turban

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For those looking for a half hour break during lunch, I strongly suggest this fascinating radio documentary by the BBC World Service called ‘Me and My Turban’. The reporter follows several British women who have chosen to wear the turban to reinforce their since of identity. Considered a traditional head piece for men, this once military headdress is being re-appropriated by some women as a sign of modesty and strength in their community. Full of insight and compassion, this broadcast could be a useful addition to discussions of the headscarf in European society alongside concepts of Western ideals.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03hwl0m


Posted by ETE’s Founder/ Editor: Dr Ann Wand

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