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"The hijab, the head scarf worn by many Muslim women, has been the subject of considerable Western attention, curiosity — and even condemnation. Winter (co-editor of After Shock: September 11, 2001: Feminist Perspectives) focuses on the vociferous debates raging in France, where an official policy of secularism has made wearing conspicuous religious attire the cause for legal battle and the topic of public discussions drenched in covert racism, classism and paternalism toward women. In France's nearly 20 years of argument over hijab, 'women and girls were at the center of a debate waged largely by men,' while 'the participation of women themselves in the debate was... more as symbols than as social actors.' Winter's feminist analysis suggests convincingly that the concept 'women believe what they wish and wear what they wish... is one thing. The ways in which these beliefs and appearances are coded and put to the service of other agendas is another' — and that all cultures and societies must address male domination and religious interference in their own 'backyards' rather than treating such issues as the exclusive province of an exotic Other." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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From a feminist perspective, Winter (French Studies, U. of Sydney) analyzes the paradox represented by the hijab: while covering women according to traditional Muslim religious values, it has triggered hostile reactions by non-Muslim Westerners in the post-9/11 world. She provides historical and cultural context as to why this issue has become so explosive in France in particular. The book includes a chronology of French politics and events relating to the hijab/race debate, and a glossary. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780815631996
Author:
Broneyn, Winter
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Author:
Winter, Bronwyn
Author:
Hawthorne, Susan
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Clothing and dress
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - General
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Islam and secularism - France
Subject:
France Race relations.
Subject:
Sociology-Islamic Studies
Series:
Gender and Globalization
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.90x6.00x1.10 in. 1.30 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Europe » France » Post World War II
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History and Social Science » World History » France » General
Religion » Western Religions » Social and Political Issues

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The hijab, the head scarf worn by many Muslim women, has been the subject of considerable Western attention, curiosity — and even condemnation. Winter (co-editor of After Shock: September 11, 2001: Feminist Perspectives) focuses on the vociferous debates raging in France, where an official policy of secularism has made wearing conspicuous religious attire the cause for legal battle and the topic of public discussions drenched in covert racism, classism and paternalism toward women. In France's nearly 20 years of argument over hijab, 'women and girls were at the center of a debate waged largely by men,' while 'the participation of women themselves in the debate was... more as symbols than as social actors.' Winter's feminist analysis suggests convincingly that the concept 'women believe what they wish and wear what they wish... is one thing. The ways in which these beliefs and appearances are coded and put to the service of other agendas is another' — and that all cultures and societies must address male domination and religious interference in their own 'backyards' rather than treating such issues as the exclusive province of an exotic Other." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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