Hats and Hijabs in Algeria and Turkey | Sara Rahnama

E341 | In this episode, we explore debates about aesthetics, headwear, and dress in interwar Algeria and Turkey. Why did hats and hijabs generate so much debate among Algerian thinkers, both men and women? How did expectations about what men would wear on their heads carry different political connotations than similar debates about women's head coverings? This episode takes up the role of dress and comportment in shaping Algerian conversations about colonialism, feminism, and Islamic reform, as well as the importance of a "Turkish model" in interwar Algerian debates. See more at www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2018/01/hats-and-hijabs-in-algeria-and-turkey.html Sara Rahnama is is a doctoral candidate at Johns Hopkins University. Her work explores out how ideas about Islam and gender were key to how Algerian thinkers interpreted and negotiated European and Middle Eastern intellectual movements. Susanna Ferguson is a Ph.D. Candidate in Middle Eastern History at Columbia University. She is currently working on a dissertation entitled "Tracing Tarbiya: Women, Gender and Childrearing in Egypt and Lebanon, 1865-1939." Seçil Yilmaz received her PhD degree in History from the Graduate Center, CUNY with her dissertation entitled "Love in the Time of Syphilis: Medicine and Sex in the Ottoman Empire, 1860-1922." She is currently a Mellon postdoctoral fellow at the Society for the Humanities and Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University. CREDITS Episode No. 341 Release Date: 17 January 2018 Recording Location: Washington, D.C. Audio Editing by Susanna Ferguson Music: Harmandali - Recep Efendi, Cemal Efendi; Katibim (Uskudar'a Gider iken) - Safiye Ayla Bibliography courtesy of Sara Rahnama available at www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2018/01/hats-and-hijabs-in-algeria-and-turkey.html


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