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Author Scott, Joan Wallach.

Title The politics of the veil / Joan Wallach Scott
Published Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2007


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 MELB  305.6970944 Sco/Pot  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 208 pages ; 22 cm
Series The public square
Public square (Princeton, N.J.)
Contents Headscarf controversies -- Racism -- Secularism -- Individualism -- 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Muslims -- France.
Islamophobia -- France.
Racism -- France.
Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- Law and legislation -- France.
Muslims -- Cultural assimilation -- France.
Secularism -- France.
Culture conflict -- France.
LC no. 2007013953
ISBN 9780691125435 hardcover alkaline paper