So while I was thinking of options to look into for my personal case study, I though of my interest in the Middle East and Islam and how people express faith. I know that most people could not tell the difference between a Muslim and a Arab and often used cultural dress as he distinctive factor to identify them. Although Islam is a religion and not a ethnic identity people misinterpret acts of Islamic faith to synonymously Arab. But the only visible feature that I can think of among both communities that can be possibly used as a potential signifyer of being Muslim cross culturally is through the womens expression of modesty through wearing Hijab. This article of clothing that is visible to the public, is worn in a variety of ways and sometimes worn aesthetically and culturally rather then religiously.With my research I plan on looking into the variations of hijab culture throughout the world and also looking into the cultural and international fashion industries and how advertisements play a role in the consumption and wearing of hijab’s out side of the religious context.
Some Blogs and Websites to check out Hijabs and Modesty (Below)