Questioning French Secularism : Gender Politics and Islam in a Parisian Suburb Hardback
Part of the Contemporary Anthropology of Religion series
Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, this book examines how contemporary secularism in France is positioned as a guarantor of women's rights.
Selby argues that the complex "fetishization" of headscarves in public, governmental, and feminist French discourse positions publicly-visible Muslim women in ways that obscure their engagement with laicite (French secularism).
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 247 pages, IX, 247 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date: 09/02/2012
- Category: Comparative religion
- ISBN: 9780230121010
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