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  • You Are What You Wear: Clothing/Appearance Laws and the Construction of the Public Citizen in Turkey 

    Authors:O'Neil, Mary Lou
    Publisher and Date:(Berg Publ, 2010)
    As Turkey set its sights on modernization and Westernization in the early decades of the twentieth century, clothing reform took center stage. The state used clothing as a constitutive element in its establishment and continues to legislate appearance as a means to maintain its power and create a model public citizen that will support it. Today there exists an extensive regulatory regime on clothing and appearance in the public sphere, which induces those governed by it to dress in a "modern" ...