The Social Body of Muslim Women, An Analysis of Hijab and Beauty
- 10.2991/soshec-18.2018.66How to use a DOI?
- muslim women; body; hijab; beauty
This research examines beauty myth of Muslim women using a literature review approach. Several theories are employed in this research including the theory of sociology of body, gender perspective and the concept of sexuality. Results indicate that the women are veiled as if they are competing to look as attractive as possible according to their own characteristics. Hijab which can be a symbol of liberation from beauty standards now is not separated from the attributes of beauty. This study showed women with veils still cannot be separated from the myth of beauty. Religious norms that are compromised with modernity and commercial do not dispel the myths. The implications of this research are this study is expected to contribute information and enrich the repertoire of social science especially sociology also for the development of research on women body, hijab and beauty.
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TY - CONF AU - Refti Handini Listyani AU - FX Sri Sadewo AU - Martinus Legowo PY - 2018/07 DA - 2018/07 TI - The Social Body of Muslim Women, An Analysis of Hijab and Beauty BT - Proceedings of the 2nd Social Sciences, Humanities and Education Conference: Establishing Identities through Language, Culture, and Education (SOSHEC 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 307 EP - 311 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/soshec-18.2018.66 DO - 10.2991/soshec-18.2018.66 ID - HandiniListyani2018/07 ER -