Reframing Dutch Culture (Progress in European Ethnology) by Herman Roodenburg, Peter Jan Margry

By Herman Roodenburg, Peter Jan Margry

Lately, Dutch society has gone through radical variations, because of complicated political, social and ethnic advancements. This ebook presents an interdisciplinary research of those adjustments at various degrees, additionally concerning them to wider eu and international transformation approaches. firstly, studying the formations of Dutch identification, it then discusses topical concerns comparable to Turkish immigrants, ethnic tensions, and the changes in faith, gown and nationwide culture. It additionally highlights the contribution of Dutch ethnology to the overseas debate. total, it offers a desirable and insightful view on sleek Dutch society.

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E. Moroccan-Dutch boys. Positioning themselves among other youths, they appropriate styles of dress with varying significances. They attribute new meanings to the garments as well. Many youths are aware of this cultural innovation and dabble in it. In the course of this group interaction, which may turn into a competition, some Moroccan-Dutch youths wear baggy streetwear, while others prefer Italian brandname clothes. I believe that this range of choices arises from the current discourses about these styles among youths, including those on the Internet.

The rules address physical aspects as well. Many Muslim scholars advise, for example, that Muslim men should grow beards to emphasise the difference between men and women and to distinguish themselves from the unbelievers. Islamic dress requirements may also guide self-presentation among more moderate Muslims, although not to the same extent as they do with orthodox Muslims. Islamic dress prescriptions also prohibit many Islamic youths of Moroccan-Dutch heritage from wearing gold jewellery. sid=1096: ‘Gucci fashions for men have clearly taken root in Morocco, considering the ethnic tunics and jellabas richly decorated with small mirrors and beads.

They usually wear denim jackets, jeans, smart sneakers, fashionable shoes, caps. Always brand-name fashions. Adidas shoes, Diesel trousers, they all have a Levi’s denim jacket. They are regular … casual. Many of the other, somewhat younger boys who come here a lot are more interested in Armani styles. They wear those tight black trousers and shinier clothes. ’18 17 ‘Zij lieten dan trots hun nieuwe schoenen zien met als commentaar: ‘Kijk eens, ik heb nieuwe schoenen! ’ Iedereen weet wel wat je je moet voorstellen bij Marokkanen-schoenen.

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