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Who Wears the Hijab? Predictors of Veiling in Greater Jakarta

Utomo, Ariane; Reimondos, Anna; McDonald, Peter; Utomo, Iwu; Hull, Terence


Indonesia is home to the world’s largest Muslim population. In contrast to much of the Middle East, veiling in Indonesia is neither a deeply rooted cultural practice, nor it is universally practised among Muslim women. Just 30 years ago it was rare to see an Indonesian woman wearing a hijab or veil. Today, veiling has become a relatively common practice, particularly among middle-class Muslim women living in urban areas. Although statistics on the prevalence of veiling are scant, the fact of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-08-02
Type: Journal article
Source: Review of Religious Research
DOI: 10.1007/s13644-018-0345-6


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