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Why the French Don't Like Headscarves: Islam, the State, and Public Space

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9780691138398

ISBN10:
0691138397
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Pub. Date:
8/4/2008
Publisher(s):
Princeton Univ Pr
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Summary

Why the French Don't Like Headscarves explains why the French government decided to ban religious clothing from public schools, and why the 2004 law, which targeted Islamic headscarves, created such a fury. John Bowen, an anthropologist who was living in France at the time, concludes that the French decision came from, among other things, a century-old sensitivity to the presence of religion in schools and a media-driven frenzy. Written in engaging prose, this book is the first comprehensive analysis of this subject, one which speaks to tensions and debates well beyond France's borders. Book jacket.

Author Biography

John R. Bowen is the Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts and Sciences, professor of anthropology, and director of the Initiative in Pluralism, Politics, and Religion at Washington University

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
State and Religion in the Long Runp. 9
Remembering Laicitep. 11
Regulating Islamp. 34
Publicity and Politics, 1989-2005p. 63
Scarves and Schoolsp. 65
Moving toward a Lawp. 98
Repercussionsp. 128
Philosophy, Media, Anxietyp. 153
Communalismp. 155
Islamismp. 182
Sexismp. 208
Conclusionsp. 242
Notesp. 251
Glossaryp. 273
Referencesp. 275
Indexp. 283
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