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Author McGoldrick, Dominic.

Title Human rights and religion : the Islamic headscarf debate in Europe / Dominic McGoldrick
Published Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Hart Pub., 2006


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Description xx, 320 pages ; 24 cm
Summary "The debate on multiculturalism and human rights in Europe was reignited in 2004 by the Islamic headscarf ban in France. The legal and political tensions thrown up by this debate are now being witnessed in many European states. The place of religion in schools in general, and wearing of religious dress in State schools in particular, has become an issue across Europe. Supporters of the right to wear the Islamic headscarf argue that the ban and similar prohibitions infringe a number of human rights. This book examines the issues by considering questions of language, meaning and symbolism. In doing so it identifies the debates behind the debates. Detailed consideration is given to the headscarf debate in France."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- Europe.
Sumptuary laws -- Europe.
Muslims -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Europe.
Freedom of religion -- Europe.
LC no. 2006285073
ISBN 9781841136523 paperback
1841136522 paperback