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Author Winter, Bronwyn, 1955-

Title Hijab & the republic : uncovering the French headscarf debate / Bronwyn Winter.

Publication Info. Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  391.43 WINTER    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 419 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Gender and globalization.
Gender and globalization.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 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.
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.
France -- Race relations.
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