Questioning French Secularism Gender Politics and Islam in a Parisian Suburb

Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, this book analyzes public discourses on secularism in France to consider how Islam becomes subsumed under the fetishized headscarf, how women's bodies come to represent collective identities, and how the activism and engagement of suburban Muslim women...

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Main Author: Selby, Jennifer A.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York Palgrave Macmillan US 2012, 2012
Series:Contemporary Anthropology of Religion
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, this book analyzes public discourses on secularism in France to consider how Islam becomes subsumed under the fetishized headscarf, how women's bodies come to represent collective identities, and how the activism and engagement of suburban Muslim women with secular politics is ignored
Physical Description:XIII, 241 p online resource
ISBN:9781137011329