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Title The experiences of face veil wearers in Europe and the law / edited by Eva Brems
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2014

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 307 pages)
Series Cambridge studies in law and society
Cambridge studies in law and society
Contents Introduction to the volume / Eva Brems -- Face-veiling in the Netherlands : public debates and women's narratives / Annelies Moors -- Niqabis in Denmark : when politicians ask for a qualitative and quantitative profiling of a very small and elusive sub-culture / Kate Ostergaard, Margit Warburg and Birgitte Schepelern Johansen -- The Belgian 'burqa ban' confronted with insider realities / Eva Brems, Yaiza Janssens, Kim Lecoyer, Saila Ouald Chaib, Victoria Vandersteen and Jogchum Vrielink -- France vs. England / Naima Bouteldja -- Insider perspectives and the human rights debate on face veil bans / Emmanuelle Bribosia and Isabelle Rorive -- Symptomatic symbolism : banning the face-veil 'as a symbol' / Jogchum Vrielink -- Bas les masques! unveiling Muslim women on behalf of the protection of public order : reflections on the legal controversies around a novel definition of 'public order' used to ban full-face covering in France / Rim-Sarah Alouane -- Islamic veil bans : the gender equality justification and empirical evidence / Erica Howard -- Women's oppression and face veil bans: a feminist assessment / Dolores Morondo Taramundi -- The return of a persecuting society? : criminalising facial veils in Europe / Maleiha Malik -- Asserting state sovereignty : the face veil ban in Belgium / Nadia Fadil -- The performativity of face-veil controversies across Europe / Schirin Amir-Moazami -- Proscribing unveiling -- law a chimera and an instrument in the political agenda / Susan S.M. Edwards
Summary "One of the most remarkable aspects pertaining to the legal bans and societal debates on the face veil in Europe is that they rely on assumptions which lack any factual basis. To rectify this, Eva Brems researched the experiences of women who wear a face veil in Belgium, and brought her research results together with those of colleagues who did the same in four other European countries. Their findings, which are outlined in this volume, move the current discussion on face veil bans forward by providing a much-needed insider perspective"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Cambridge, viewed March 4, 2014)
Subject Muslim women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Europe, Western
Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- Law and legislation -- Europe, Western
Islamic clothing and dress -- Social aspects -- Europe, Western
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
LAW -- Constitutional.
LAW -- Public.
Pratique religieuse.
VĂȘtements.
Islam.
Femmes.
Aspects juridiques.
Aspects sociaux.
Analyse comparative.
Law.
Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- Law and legislation
Muslim women -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Schleier
Burka
Muslimin
Rechtsstellung
Rechtsvergleich
Gesellschaft
Rechtspolitik
Sluiers.
Hoofdbedekking.
Law.
Europe.
Western Europe
Europa
Europa (geografie)
Form Electronic book
Author Brems, Eva, editor
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