The Veil and Urban Space in Istanbul: Women's dress, mobility and Islamic knowledge

  title={The Veil and Urban Space in Istanbul: Women's dress, mobility and Islamic knowledge},
  author={Anna Secor},
  journal={Gender, Place \& Culture},
  pages={22 - 5}
  • A. Secor
  • Published 1 March 2002
  • Sociology
  • Gender, Place & Culture
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