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Author Scott, Joan Wallach.

Title The politics of the veil / Joan Wallach Scott.

Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.6970944 SCOT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series The public square book series.
Public square (Princeton, N.J.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-197) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. The Headscarf Controversies -- Ch. 2. Racism -- Ch. 3. Secularism -- Ch. 4. Individualism -- Ch. 5. Sexuality.
Summary "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. This book is a refutation of this view, one that bears important implications for us all."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Muslims -- France.
Islamophobia -- France.
Racism -- France.
Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- Law and legislation -- France.
Muslims -- Cultural assimilation -- France.
Secularism -- France.
Culture conflict -- France.
ISBN 9780691125435 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0691125430 (hardcover : alk. paper)