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Winter, Bronwyn, 1955-
Hijab & the republic : uncovering the French headscarf debate / Bronwyn Winter
Alternate Title Uncovering the French headscarf debate
1st ed
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, c2008
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  GT2112 .W56 2008    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- France
Veils -- Social aspects -- France
Muslim women -- Clothing -- France
Clothing and dress -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Clothing and dress -- Political aspects -- France
Islam and secularism -- France
Subject France -- Race relations
Physical Description xii, 419 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-383) and index
Contents Introduction: why France? -- Contextualizing the debate. A very modern tradition: background to the "new veiling" -- The "cornerstone of the republic": secularism and the regulation of religion -- French Muslims: between "integration" and "Muslimism" -- A fifteen-year saga. 1989: three little girls and a great big "psychodrama" -- 1990-1995: from psychodrama to saga -- 1995-2004 and beyond: how ostentatiousness became conspicuous -- Feminists caught in the contradictions. The politics of hijabization -- Co-optations and instrumentalizations -- Feminist confusions and confrontations -- Conclusion: French lessons for the West? -- Appendix: Chronology
Series Gender and globalization

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