The Impact of the Hijab Concept on Place Attachment in the Arab Settlement of Kutorejo, Tuban
Cynthia PUSPITASARI*1, 3, Himasari HANAN2 * Corresponding author
1 Institut Teknologi Bandung, School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development, Architecture Doctoral Program, Bandung, INDONESIA 2 Institut Teknologi Bandung, School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development, Department of Architecture, Bandung,
Abstract. Hijab, in a general perspective, is a head covering used in Muslim women’s clothing. More intrinsically, the hijab refers to one of the concepts in Islamic teachings that affect the boundaries of the lives of women and men. It is also one of the essential aspects that shape settlement patterns in Arab communities. The concept of hijab is embedded in daily lives and forms a different way of performing activities between men and women. This paper aims to clarify the role of the hijab in identifying different place attachments between men and women. Places attached to men and women are intertwined differently and in nuanced and specific ways. The study used content analysis and provides empirical insights into how the tradition of hijab is closely related to the formation of different place attachments between genders. The paper observes how the phenomenon of maintaining religious and cultural practices in an immigrant community forms the basis for community place attachment and how an indigenous society tolerates it.
K e y w o r d s: home, gender, community, tradition, place attachment, Arab community