Unveiling the French Republic: National Identity, Secularism, and Islam in Contemporary France (Studies in Critical Research on Religion #7) (Paperback)

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The Islamic Veil Affairs (2003-4 and 2009-2011), which led to the banning of Muslim girls wearing Islamic headscarves in French public schools and women wearing full-face veils in public, have raised serious concerns about the relationship between secularism and the freedom of religious expression.

In Unveiling the French Republic: National Identity, Secularism, and Islam in Contemporary France, Per-Erik Nilsson engages in a careful critical analysis of the Veil Affairs. His critique is not on the decision of Muslim women to wear the veil but rather on the misuse of secular ideology to justify religious intolerance and mask ethnic prejudice.

About the Author


Per-Erik Nilsson, Ph.D (2012) is director and researcher at the Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism, Uppsala University. He has written and published extensively on the intersections of secularism, religion, and violence, including "Where's Charlie?", in the Cambridge Companion to Religion and Terrorism (ed. James Lewis, Cambridge University Press, 2017).


Product Details
ISBN: 9781608461776
ISBN-10: 1608461777
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: January 15th, 2019
Pages: 225
Language: English
Series: Studies in Critical Research on Religion