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Political Philosophy, Social Theory, and Critical Republicanism

Cécile Laborde

in Critical Republicanism: The Hijab Controversy and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199550210
eISBN:
9780191720857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550210.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Theory

Chapter 1 offers an overall presentation of the critical republican approach and an overview of the book. It situates the French republican tradition in relation to contemporary Anglophone political ... More


Tolerant Secularism and the Critique of Republican Neutrality

Cécile Laborde

in Critical Republicanism: The Hijab Controversy and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199550210
eISBN:
9780191720857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550210.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Theory

Chapter 3 presents two versions of the critique of the secular argument for the ban on hijab in schools. The first challenges the official republican interpretation of laïcité as a doctrine of ... More


 Islam and the Republic: The French Case

Danièle Hervieu‐Léger

in Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195307221
eISBN:
9780199785513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307221.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the problem of the assimilability of Islam in France, artificially represented as an immutable, monolithic whole, in the very abstract environment of laïcité (secularism). It ... More


The Right to Difference: French Universalism and the Jews

Maurice Samuels

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226397054
eISBN:
9780226399324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226399324.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In contemporary French political culture, the guarantee of universal equality and state secularism (or laïcité) is commonly seen as necessitating the elimination of minority difference from the ... 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


Immoral, Impure, Atheist Artists?: Developing a neo-Nietzschean Critical Ethos for the Twenty-first Century

Adrian May

in From Bataille to Badiou: Lignes, the Preservation of Radical French Thought, 1987-2017

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940438
eISBN:
9781789629118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940438.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter identifies the literary neo-Nietzschean critical ethos that defined the review from its opening issues, whilst also tracing how this ethos shifted in response to changes in the French ... More


Laïcité, or the Politics of Republican Secularism

Yolande Jansen

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter revisits the historical context of the concept of laïcité, France's version of secularism, in the conflict between Republicanism and Catholicism in the ... More


Trying to Understand French Secularism

Talal Asad

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter reflects on the recent restatement of laïcité, France's version of secularism, from an anthropological perspective, by which it means simply trying to see a ... More


“Without my headscarf I feel naked”: “Veiling,” Laïcité, Politics, and Islamist Discourse in North Cameroon

José C. M. Van Santen

in Powers: Religion as a Social and Spiritual Force

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231560
eISBN:
9780823235537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231560.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the impact of Islamic discourse about the “veil” on the personal life of women in contemporary North Cameroon. Currently, there is a symbiotic ... More


Negotiating Pluralism in Québec: Identity, Religion, and Secularism in the Debate over “Reasonable Accommodation”

Geneviève Zubrzycki

in Religion on the Edge: De-centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199938629
eISBN:
9780199980758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938629.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Once nicknamed “the priest-ridden province,” Québec is now a strikingly secular place. During the so-called Quiet Revolution of the 1960s, the Québécois dramatically rid themselves of Catholicism, ... More


Two Conceptions of Secularism 1

Dr Lorenzo Zucca

in A Secular Europe: Law and Religion in the European Constitutional Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199592784
eISBN:
9780191738906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592784.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, EU Law

The failure of the European Constitution ignited two apparently independent debates: what is the future of European states and what is the place of Christian values in the European public sphere. In ... More


Un monument durable: Building the Mosquée de Paris and Institut Musulman

Naomi Davidson

in Only Muslim: Embodying Islam in Twentieth-Century France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450914
eISBN:
9780801465697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450914.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the articulation of Islam français by investigating the planning and construction of the Mosquée de Paris and Institut Musulman, the institution that embodied this new vision of ... More


Zola and the Dreyfus Affair

Maurice Samuels

in The Right to Difference: French Universalism and the Jews

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226397054
eISBN:
9780226399324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226399324.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Chapter Four studies Émile Zola’s legendary support of the Jewish officer wrongly accused of treason in the 1890s, as well as Zola’s writing about Jews both before and after the Dreyfus Affair. ... More


Secular Emergence in Senegal: Laïcité in Translation

David T. Buckley

in Faithful to Secularism: The Religious Politics of Democracy in Ireland, Senegal, and the Philippines

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180061
eISBN:
9780231542449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180061.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

How did Senegal arrive at the twin tolerations after independence from French colonial rule? This chapter the existence of benevolent secularism in Senegal’s post-World War II founding documents, and ... More


Secular Evolution in Senegal: Sopi and Institutional Change

David T. Buckley

in Faithful to Secularism: The Religious Politics of Democracy in Ireland, Senegal, and the Philippines

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180061
eISBN:
9780231542449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180061.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

How has Senegal’s benevolent secularism withstood challenges brought on by religious revival and political competition over the past quarter century? This chapter documents the role of ... More


Conclusion: warning signs

Leah Bassel and Akwugo Emejulu

in Minority Women and Austerity: Survival and Resistance in France and Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447327134
eISBN:
9781447327158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327134.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In this chapter we sound a further alarm as the European racial contract becomes more explicitly hateful and gains mainstream legitimacy and acceptability, with profound implications for minority ... More


“The Storm Approaches”: LAïCITé AND WEST AFRICA, 1901–1910

Elizabeth A. Foster

in Faith in Empire: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Rule in French Senegal, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804783804
eISBN:
9780804786225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783804.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Chapter 3 examines the moment when French anticlericalism touched the colony, in the wake of the Dreyfus Affair. It details how the French laic laws of 1901, 1904, and 1905 affected Senegal’s


Sovereignty and Laïcité

Michel Troper

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/9780199660384.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

Because sovereignty is defined as the power of an authority that has no superior and is superior to all others, this implies that this power has no limits and may regulate every kind of human ... More


A Secular Age and the World of Islam

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

in Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162630
eISBN:
9780231530897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162630.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the philosophical foundations of the Senghor/Dia Spiritualist socialism project of Senegal, which exemplifies a version of secularism and Sufism that adheres laïcité, the ... More


Secularism, Gender Inequality, and the French State

Joan W. Scott

in Islam, Gender, and Democracy in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198788553
eISBN:
9780191830419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788553.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

This chapter disputes the current claim that secularism guarantees gender equality. It focuses on France and on the ways in which the word secularism (laïcité) was used polemically, in the nineteenth ... More


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