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The issue of headscarves has generated much cultural and political commentary in recent years. It has also been the subject of recent legal proceedings in the UK in the case of SB. The purpose of this article is to examine this case within its broader cultural, textual and interdisciplinary context. The article opens with a discussion of SB. The second part then introduces some of the broader debates which oscillate around the issues of headscarves and their cultural implications. Subsequently, the third and fourth parts argue the case for a specifically narrative intervention in these debates, one that resonates with the poetical aspirations of 'law and literature scholarship. The final part includes a focused discussion of headscarves as a central theme in Orhan Pamuk's recent and much admired novel, Snow. © 2006 Taylor & Francis.
Author(s): Ward I
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Gender Studies
ISSN (print): 0958-9236
ISSN (electronic): 1465-3869
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