Jewish wigs and Islamic sportswear: Negotiating regulations of religion and fashion
This article explores the dynamics of freedom and conformity in religious dress prescriptions and fashion, arguing that although fashion is popularly perceived as liberating and religion as constraining when it comes to dress, in reality both demand conformity to normat... View more
Contributor details Emma Tarlo is a Professor of Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research interests include the anthropology of dress, fashion, the body and material culture. She is author of Clothing Matters: dress and identity in India (Chicago 1996) and Visibly Muslim: Fashion, Politics, Faith (Berg 2010) and co-editor with Annelies Moors of Islamic Fashion and Antifashion (Bloomsbury 2013). Her current research which draws on fieldwork in India, China, Myanmar, the USA and Europe, focusses on the global trade in human hair. Her new book, Entanglement: The Secret Lives of Hair comes out with Oneworld publishers in October 2016.