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Muslim Swim Wear Fashion at Amman Waves on the Internet and Live
Uppsala University, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Curriculum Studies.
2008 (English)In: Cyber Orient: Online journal of the Virtual Middle EastArticle in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

When viewed on the internet, the waterslides and pools at Amman Waves look deserted, but when paying a visit they are filled with children, women and men in various kinds of swim wear. At Amman Waves women’s swim wear fashion ranges from small bikinis to swim-suits that cover every part of a woman’s body except the face, hands and feet. In this article these differences in covering are discussed and categorized in relation to Islamic law. It is argued that this variation in swim wear also has relevance for European societies since it shows possibilities for negotiations (agreement) between traditional Islamic ideals and ideals in modern Western societies.

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islam, sharia, mode, baddräkter
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History of Religions Cultural Studies Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-15850OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-15850DiVA: diva2:43621
Available from: 2008-03-10 Created: 2008-03-10 Last updated: 2011-01-11

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