In Turkey, the headscarf is usually taken as an emblem of tradition and backwardness, and its removal from public life is associated with modernization and progress. Such an approach to the headscarf turns the issue into an insoluble problem. [...]Read the rest of The headscarf and citizenship in Turkey.
Ayşe Kadıoğlu is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Sabancı University, Istanbul. She holds a PhD in Political Science, Boston University (1990) and an MA in International Relations, The University of Chicago (1984). Her main areas of interest are Citizenship Studies, Political Ideologies in Europe and Turkey, and Women in Muslim Societies. She is the author of various articles in Middle East Journal, Middle Eastern Politics, International Migration, Muslim World, Citizenship Studies, and Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies.