An Analysis of the Headscarf Issue in Feminist Debates in Germany


KOYUNCU LORASDAĞI B. , Onur Ince H.

ULUSLARARASI ILISKILER-INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, vol.6, no.24, pp.81-97, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 24
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : ULUSLARARASI ILISKILER-INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.81-97

Abstract

This study intends to be a discussion of the headscarf issue in the German context. Germany stands as a peculiar case with its return to its historical background as a culture-oriented nation after the Second World War. In this article, it is contended that this orientation evinces itself in the feminist debates on the headscarf affair in Germany. Thus the aim here is to reveal that in the 2000s both in pro and contra-headscarf feminist debates, the headscarf issue, in the specific case of Germany, is restricted to be understood as a cultural matter.