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Questioning French secularism : gender politics and Islam in a Parisian suburb, Jennifer A. Selby

Label
Questioning French secularism : gender politics and Islam in a Parisian suburb
Title
Questioning French secularism
Title remainder
gender politics and Islam in a Parisian suburb
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer A. Selby
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, this book examines how contemporary secularism in France is positioned as a guarantor of Muslim women's rights. Selby analyzes public discourses on secularism in France to consider how Islam becomes subsumed under the fetishized headscarf, how women's bodies come to represent collective identities, and how the activism and engagement of suburban Muslim women with secular politics is ignored"--Provided by publisher
  • "Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in a Parisian suburb, this book examines how contemporary secularism in France is positioned as a guarantor of Muslim women1s rights. Jennifer Selby argues that the complex fetishization of headscarves in public, governmental and feminist French discourses positions publicly-visible religious women in ways that obscure their engagement with laïcité (French secularism )."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.420944/36
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2747.8
LC item number
.S358 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary anthropology of religion
Label
Questioning French secularism : gender politics and Islam in a Parisian suburb, Jennifer A. Selby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- I. SETTING THE SCENE: PLACE AND METHOD * Gender Politics and Religion in Contemporary France * Fieldwork Context: Working and Living in Petit Nanterre * Methodological Considerations: On Writing about Muslim Women * II. "HARDLY PARADISE": FROM SHANTYTOWN TO HOUSING PROJECT* Migration to the Banlieues of Paris * Religious Geography * Gender Politics and Sexual Segregation* Divisions * Community-Based Organizations * 2005 Suburban Riots * III. THE SHIFTING BOUNDARIES OF LAICITE* Secularism: General Remarks * Secularism: The French Case * Commissioned Secularism in Contemporary France * Secularism: The Pork Affair in Petit Nanterre * IV. FEMINISM, FEMININITY, AND LAICITE* Femmes Solidaires ("Women in Solidarity") * French Femininity: Stereotypes * Gossip * V. MARRIAGE-PARTNER PREFERENCE AND MIGRATION TO PETIT NANTERRE * Journeys to Petit Nanterre * Implications for 'Disfavored' Women * Second-Generation Women Respond * Implications * VI. ON BEING A VISIBLY RELIGIOUS WOMAN IN FRANCE * Continued French Colonialism? * Feminist Critiques and Practicing Religious Women * General Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780230121010
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012002203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn738335483
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn793910386
Label
Questioning French secularism : gender politics and Islam in a Parisian suburb, Jennifer A. Selby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- I. SETTING THE SCENE: PLACE AND METHOD * Gender Politics and Religion in Contemporary France * Fieldwork Context: Working and Living in Petit Nanterre * Methodological Considerations: On Writing about Muslim Women * II. "HARDLY PARADISE": FROM SHANTYTOWN TO HOUSING PROJECT* Migration to the Banlieues of Paris * Religious Geography * Gender Politics and Sexual Segregation* Divisions * Community-Based Organizations * 2005 Suburban Riots * III. THE SHIFTING BOUNDARIES OF LAICITE* Secularism: General Remarks * Secularism: The French Case * Commissioned Secularism in Contemporary France * Secularism: The Pork Affair in Petit Nanterre * IV. FEMINISM, FEMININITY, AND LAICITE* Femmes Solidaires ("Women in Solidarity") * French Femininity: Stereotypes * Gossip * V. MARRIAGE-PARTNER PREFERENCE AND MIGRATION TO PETIT NANTERRE * Journeys to Petit Nanterre * Implications for 'Disfavored' Women * Second-Generation Women Respond * Implications * VI. ON BEING A VISIBLY RELIGIOUS WOMAN IN FRANCE * Continued French Colonialism? * Feminist Critiques and Practicing Religious Women * General Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780230121010
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012002203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn738335483
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn793910386

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