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Hijab and the Republic: Uncovering the French Headscarf Debate

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by Bronwyn Winter
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Hijab and the Republic: Uncovering the French Headscarf Debate by Bronwyn Winter

The hijab is arguably the most discussed and controversial item of women's clothing today. It has become the primary global symbol of female Muslim identity for Muslims and non-Muslims alike, and is the focus of much debate in the confrontation between Islam and the West. Nowhere has this debate been more acute or complex than in France. In Hijab and the Republic, Bronwyn Winter provides a riveting account of the controversial 2004 French law to ban Islamic headscarves and other religious signs from public schools. While much has been written on the subject, Winter offers a unique feminist perspective, carefully delineating its political and cultural aspects.

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Size: 1.9 MB
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Date published:   2009
ISBN: 9780815651321 (DRM-PDF)

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