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Anti-Islamic Discourses in Europe

Hilal Elver

in The Headscarf Controversy: Secularism and Freedom of Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769292
eISBN:
9780199933136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769292.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This is the introductory chapter of the Part II, the Headscarf Debate in Europe and the United States. The preoccupation with Islam reached its heights as a result of the 9/11 attacks on the United ... More


France

Hilal Elver

in The Headscarf Controversy: Secularism and Freedom of Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769292
eISBN:
9780199933136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769292.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is about French politics and law against headscarf use. Socio economic conditions of French Muslims and France’s colonial past, the ideology of cultural assimilation and strictly ... More


Conclusion

Hilal Elver

in The Headscarf Controversy: Secularism and Freedom of Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769292
eISBN:
9780199933136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769292.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In concluding chapter an evaluation is offered of all outcomes of the political and social arguments and court decisions in previously mentioned countries. Throughout the book several conclusions are ... More


Modesty

Anita L. Allen

in Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195141375
eISBN:
9780199918126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141375.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that modesty attire, covering up, is a kind of privacy-seeking that liberal states should tolerate but not impose. As defined by philosophers, general modesty is a tendency to ... More


Conclusion: Citizenship, Multiculturalism, and Republicanism

Jeremy Jennings

in Revolution and the Republic: A History of Political Thought in France since the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198203131
eISBN:
9780191728587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203131.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

Beginning with a discussion of the end of the “French exception” and the celebration of the bicentenary of the French Revolution, this conclusion looks at contemporary debates in France about the ... More


Afghanistan Blues: Seeing Beyond the Burqa on You Tube

Dinah Zeiger

in Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261853
eISBN:
9780520948990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261853.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The new media provided Afghan women with a means of circumventing mainstream mass media to directly address a worldwide audience. Burqa-clad women pose a problem for Western viewers because of the ... More


The Embodiment of Cultural Identity

Paul Gilbert

in Cultural Identity and Political Ethics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623877
eISBN:
9780748671991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623877.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter contends that collective cultural identities consist merely in common surface features of appearance and behaviour, however deep going an individual's reasons for engaging in such ... More


The Republic and the Veil

John R. Bowen

in The French Republic: History, Values, Debates

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449017
eISBN:
9780801460647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449017.003.0031
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter maps out the French theories and anxieties about Islamic headscarves from the late 1980s onward, when fears about international political Islam combined with the greater domestic ... More


Politics and Sociocultural Practices of Veiling

Sahar Amer

in What Is Veiling?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617756
eISBN:
9781469619804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617756.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Aside from religion and piety, government regulations also determine whether a Muslim woman will wear a veil, or influence her way of veiling. In some Muslim-majority societies, for example, the ... More


The Affective Power of the Face Veil: Between Disgust and Fascination

Annelies Moors

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter delves into the feelings of discomfort, disgust, and fear evoked by the Islamic face veil in the Netherlands, negative affects that are discursively triggered in a cultural and political ... More


The Tempting of Europe, the Political Seduction of the Cross: A Schmittian Reading of Christianity and Islam in European Constitutionalism

Susanna Mancini

in Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199660384
eISBN:
9780191748264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660384.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines legal and political responses to the growing presence of Islam in Europe through the lens of Carl Schmitt’s thought. It points out how such responses draw on an essentialist and ... More


Capital and New Xenophobia

Tabish Khair

in The New Xenophobia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199463589
eISBN:
9780199086368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463589.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In this chapter the discussion moves back to new xenophobia, and it is further illustrated how changes in the nature of capitalism, particularly from the 1980s onwards, have impacted on the forms and ... More


Antipolitics in the Banlieues of Lyon

Z. Fareen Parvez

in Politicizing Islam: The Islamic Revival in France and India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190225247
eISBN:
9780190225261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225247.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

Chapter 6 presents the movement of antipolitics in the working-class banlieues of Lyon, where individuals led precarious everyday lives and worked more for their salvation than any collective ... More


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