The Politics of the Veil.
By: Scott, Joan Wallach.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.The Public Square: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (224 p.).ISBN: 9781400827893.Subject(s): Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- Law and legislation -- France | Islamophobia -- France | Muslims -- Cultural assimilation -- France | Muslims -- France | Racism -- FranceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Politics of the VeilDDC classification: 305.6970944 LOC classification: DC34.5.M87 .S36 2008Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1 The Headscarf Controversies; Chapter 2 Racism; Chapter 3 Secularism; Chapter 4 Individualism; Chapter 5 Sexuality; Conclusion; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
In 2004, the French government instituted a ban on the wearing of ""conspicuous signs"" of religious affiliation in public schools. Though the ban applies to everyone, it is aimed at Muslim girls wearing headscarves. Proponents of the law insist it upholds France's values of secular liberalism and regard the headscarf as symbolic of Islam's resistance to modernity. The Politics of the Veil is an explosive refutation of this view, one that bears important implications for us all. Joan Wallach Scott, the renowned pioneer of gender studies, argues that the law is symptomatic of F
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