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'The question of the corset': fashion, health and identity in late Ottoman history
British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies
This article examines discussions on the corset in the illustrated press, text-book for girls, and medical and advice literature in the reign of Sultan Abdülhamid II (1876-1909). The article argues that the corset functioned as a cultural benchmark establishing the terms of Ottoman Muslim female sartorial decorum in a larger medicalized public debate on modern indoor dress. Hamidian reformers responded to a set of intertwined but rather conflicting requirements placed upon Ottoman Muslimdoi:10.1080/13530194.2021.1959297 fatcat:6ijejwlxoff35fhkdylb4jn7mq