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Questioning French Secularism: Gender Politics and Islam in a Parisian Subu…



Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, this book examines how contemporary secularism in France is positioned as a guarantor of women’s rights. Selby argues that the complex “fetishization” of headscarves in public, governmental, and feminist French discourse positions publicly-visible Muslim women in ways that obscure their engagement with laïcité (French secularism).


Questioning French Secularism

Pub Date : 2016-04-06 | Author : Jennifer Selby | Publisher : Springer

ISBN 10 : 9781137011329
ISBN 13 : 1137011327

Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, this book examines how contemporary secularism in France is positioned as a guarantor of women’s rights. Selby argues that the complex ..


Dangerous Families

Pub Date : 2012-11-12 | Author : Matt Bernstein Sycamore | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781136572432
ISBN 13 : 1136572430

Queer survivors piece together the clues to discover their own lives! Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving goes beyond the recovery narrative to create a new queer litera..


Disquieting Gifts

Pub Date : 2012-05-30 | Author : Erica Bornstein | Publisher : Stanford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780804782081
ISBN 13 : 0804782083

While most people would not consider sponsoring an orphan's education to be in the same category as international humanitarian aid, both acts are linked by the desire to give. Many..


The X In Sex

Pub Date : 2009-06-30 | Author : David. BAINBRIDGE | Publisher : Harvard University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780674020412
ISBN 13 : 0674020413

A tiny scrap of genetic information determines our sex; it also consigns many of us to a life of disease, directs or disrupts the everyday working of our bodies, and forces women t..


Live From Dar Es Salaam

Pub Date : 2011 | Author : Alex Perullo | Publisher : Indiana University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780253222923
ISBN 13 : 0253222923

When socialism collapsed in Tanzania, the government-controlled music industry gave way to a vibrant independent music scene. Alex Perullo explores the world of the bands, music di..


Beheading The Saint

Pub Date : 2016-12-19 | Author : Geneviève Zubrzycki | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 9780226391687
ISBN 13 : 022639168X

The province of Quebec used to be called the priest-ridden province by its Protestant neighbors in Canada. During the 1960s, Quebec became radically secular, directly leading to it..


Making Babies

Pub Date : 2001 | Author : David Bainbridge | Publisher : Harvard University Press

ISBN 10 : 0674006534
ISBN 13 : 9780674006539

A reproductive biologist explains the forty weeks of a human pregnancy, placing the biology of motherhood in an evolutionary, sociological, and historical context for the layperson..


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