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Political-Social Movements: Protest Movements: Balkans
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This entry describes the participation of Muslim women in two different protest movements, each of which, in its own way, affects the social and political behavior of women in the Balkans. The entry focuses primarily on Bosnia-Herzegovina but includes, in a broader context, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Kosovo. The first protest movement is the controversy surrounding the unveiling of women – the removal of the zar and feredža , as the traditional women's costume in the region is called. The second, …

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Muftić, Jasna Bakšić, “Political-Social Movements: Protest Movements: Balkans”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0134a>
First published online: 2009

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