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Why the French Don't Like Headscarves : Islam, the State, and Public Space.

Author: John R Bowen
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2010.
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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  Read more...
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Bowen, John R.
Why the French Don't Like Headscarves : Islam, the State, and Public Space.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John R Bowen
ISBN: 9781400837564 1400837561
OCLC Number: 705535773
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.

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