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Author Bowen, John R

Title Why the French Don't Like Headscarves : Islam, the State, and Public Space
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2010

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Description 1 online resource (302 pages)
Contents State and religion in the long run -- Remembering laïcité -- Regulating Islam -- Publicity and politics, 1989-2005 -- Scarves and schools -- Moving toward a law -- Repercussions -- Philosophy, media, anxiety -- Communalism -- Islamism -- Sexism -- Conclusions
Summary The French government's 2004 decision to ban Islamic headscarves and other religious signs from public schools puzzled many observers, both because it seemed to infringe needlessly on religious freedom, and because it was hailed by many in France as an answer to a surprisingly wide range of social ills, from violence against females in poor suburbs to anti-Semitism. Why the French Don't Like Headscarves explains why headscarves on schoolgirls caused such a furor, and why the furor yielded this law. Making sense of the dramatic debate from his perspective as an American anthropologist in France
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-282) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject 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
Islam and state -- France
Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- Social aspects -- France
Social conflict -- France -- Religious aspects
Social conflict -- Religious aspects
Islam and state
Clothing and dress -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Hijab (Islamic clothing)
Islam and secularism
Muslim women -- Clothing
Race relations
Veils -- Social aspects
Islam
Kleidung
Kopftuch
Laizismus
Politik
Religion
Schleier
France -- Race relations
France
Frankreich
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781400837564
1400837561