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Behind the veil: the strategic use of religious garb

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There is anecdotal evidence that since the late 20th century young, educated, and urban Muslim women veil more frequently and strictly. Does this imply that the classical sociological theories of religion, which predict that modernization should cause a decrease in religious behaviours, do not apply to Islam? We investigate this question using structural equation modelling to analyse three datasets, one from Turkey, one covering 25 Muslim countries, and one from Belgium where Muslims are a mi...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1093/esr/jcw035

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Sociology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
European Sociological Review Journal website
Volume:
32
Issue:
6
Pages:
792–806
Publication date:
2016-07-31
Acceptance date:
2016-07-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1468-2672
ISSN:
0266-7215
Pubs id:
pubs:639024
URN:
uri:660414af-e433-459a-a072-ba99ae3c3fd3
UUID:
660414af-e433-459a-a072-ba99ae3c3fd3
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pubs:639024

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