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The Resource The politics of the veil, Joan Wallach Scott

The politics of the veil, Joan Wallach Scott

Label
The politics of the veil
Title
The politics of the veil
Statement of responsibility
Joan Wallach Scott
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2004, the French government instituted a ban on the wearing of "conspicuous signs" of religious affiliation in public schools. Though the ban applies to everyone, it is aimed at Muslim girls wearing headscarves. Proponents of the law insist it upholds France's values of secular liberalism and regard the headscarf as symbolic of Islam's resistance to modernity. The Politics of the Veil is an explosive refutation of this view, one that bears important implications for us all. Joan Wallach Scott, the renowned pioneer of gender studies, argues that the law is symptomatic of France's failure to integrate its former colonial subjects as full citizens. She examines the long history of racism behind the law as well as the ideological barriers thrown up against Muslim assimilation. She emphasizes the conflicting approaches to sexuality that lie at the heart of the debate--how French supporters of the ban view sexual openness as the standard for normalcy, emancipation, and individuality, and the sexual modesty implicit in the headscarf as proof that Muslims can never become fully French. Scott maintains that the law, far from reconciling religious and ethnic differences, only exacerbates them. She shows how the insistence on homogeneity is no longer feasible for France--or the West in general--and how it creates the very "clash of civilizations" said to be at the root of these tensions. The Politics of the Veil calls for a new vision of community where common ground is found amid our differences, and where the embracing of diversity--not its suppression--is recognized as the best path to social harmony"--Http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0834/2007013953-d.html
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Scott, Joan Wallach
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The public square book series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Muslims
  • Islamophobia
  • Racism
  • Hijab (Islamic clothing)
  • Muslims
  • Secularism
  • Culture conflict
  • Islam and politics
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Culture conflict
  • Hijab (Islamic clothing)
  • Islam and politics
  • Islamophobia
  • Muslims
  • Muslims
  • Racism
  • Secularism
  • France
  • Islam
  • Sluiers
  • Recht
  • Rassendiscriminatie
  • Frankrijk
  • Islambild
  • Rassismus
  • Frankreich
  • Muslimer
  • Islamofobi
  • Rasism
  • Hijab (islamisk klädedräkt)
  • Muslimer
  • Sekularism
  • Kulturkonflikter
Label
The politics of the veil, Joan Wallach Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-197) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The headscarf controversies -- Racism -- Secularism -- Individualism -- Sexuality
Control code
ocn437267863
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 208 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400827893
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 215777
  • 22573/cttw5f5
  • 84d7122d-577c-477f-ab38-bf219e826633
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)437267863
Label
The politics of the veil, Joan Wallach Scott
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-197) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The headscarf controversies -- Racism -- Secularism -- Individualism -- Sexuality
Control code
ocn437267863
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 208 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400827893
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 215777
  • 22573/cttw5f5
  • 84d7122d-577c-477f-ab38-bf219e826633
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)437267863

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