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Islamic veiling in legal discourse /
Anastasia Vakulenko.
imprint
Abingdon, Oxon [UK] ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
description
viii, 166 p.
ISBN
0415565502, 9780415565509
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imprint
Abingdon, Oxon [UK] ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
isbn
0415565502
9780415565509
contents note
Islamic veiling restrictions, an overview -- Autonomy and choice -- Gender equality.
catalogue key
8573429
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
Understanding the Islamic Veiling Controversy provides a sopisticated analysis of relevant legislation and case law in order to examine the assumptions and limits of the debates surrounding the issue of Islamic veiling.
Main Description
The Islamic Veiling Controversy in Legal Discourseprovides a sophisticated analysis of relevant legislation and case law in order to examine the assumptions and limits of the debates surrounding the issue of Islamic veiling. For some, Islamic veiling indicates a lack of autonomy, the oppression of women and the threat of Islamic radicalism to Western secular values; for others, it suggests a positive autonomous choice and a legitimate exercise of one's freedom of religion a much treasured right in democratic societies. Across seemingly diverse legal and political traditions, however, a set of discursive frameworks the preoccupation with autonomy and choice; the imperative of gender equality; and a particular secular understanding of religion and religious subjectivity shape the positions of both proponents and opponents of various restrictions on Islamic veiling. Rather than take a position on one or the other side of the debate, this book explores and challenges these frameworks. And, in so doing, it brings a consistent and sophisticated theoretical outlook to a comprehensive consideration of Islamic veiling controversies, as they have arisen around the world.
Main Description
Understanding the Islamic Veiling Controversy provides a sophisticated analysis of relevant legislation and case law in order to examine the assumptions and limits of the debates surrounding the issue of Islamic veiling. For some, Islamic veiling indicates a lack of autonomy, the oppression of women and the threat of Islamic radicalism to Western secular values; for others, it suggests a positive autonomous choice and a legitimate exercise of ones freedom of religion -- a much treasured right in democratic societies. Across seemingly diverse legal and political traditions, however, a set of discursive frameworks -- the preoccupation with autonomy and choice; the imperative of gender equality; and a particular secular understanding of religion and religious subjectivity -- shape the positions of both proponents and opponents of various restrictions on Islamic veiling. Rather than take a position on one or the other side of the debate, this book explores and challenges these frameworks. And, in so doing, it brings a consistent and sophisticated theoretical outlook to a comprehensive consideration of Islamic veiling controversies, as they have arisen around the world.
Main Description
Understanding the Islamic Veiling Controversy provides a sophisticated analysis of relevant legislation and case law in order to examine the assumptions and limits of the debates surrounding the issue of Islamic veiling. For some, Islamic veiling indicates a lack of autonomy, the oppression of women and the threat of Islamic radicalism to Western secular values; for others, it suggests a positive autonomous choice and a legitimate exercise of one's freedom of religion ' a much treasured right in democratic societies. Across seemingly diverse legal and political traditions, however, a set of discursive frameworks ' the preoccupation with autonomy and choice; the imperative of gender equality; and a particular secular understanding of religion and religious subjectivity ' shape the positions of both proponents and opponents of various restrictions on Islamic veiling. Rather than take a position on one or the other side of the debate, this book explores and challenges these frameworks. And, in so doing, it brings a consistent and sophisticated theoretical outlook to a comprehensive consideration of Islamic veiling controversies, as they have arisen around the world.
Main Description
Understanding the Islamic Veiling Controversyprovides a sophisticated analysis of relevant legislation and case law in order to examine the assumptions and limits of the debates surrounding the issue of Islamic veiling. For some, Islamic veiling indicates a lack of autonomy, the oppression of women and the threat of Islamic radicalism to Western secular values; for others, it suggests a positive autonomous choice and a legitimate exercise of one "s freedom of religion “ a much treasured right in democratic societies. Across seemingly diverse legal and political traditions, however, a set of discursive frameworks “ the preoccupation with autonomy and choice; the imperative of gender equality; and a particular secular understanding of religion and religious subjectivity “ shape the positions of both proponents and opponents of various restrictions on Islamic veiling. Rather than take a position on one or the other side of the debate, this book explores and challenges these frameworks. And, in so doing, it brings a consistent and sophisticated theoretical outlook to a comprehensive consideration of Islamic veiling controversies, as they have arisen around the world.
Main Description
Islamic Veiling in Legal Discourselooks at relevant law and surrounding discourses in order to examine the assumptions and limits of the debates around the issue of Islamic veiling that has become so topical in recent years. For some, Islamic veiling indicates a lack of autonomy, the oppression of women and the threat of Islamic radicalism to western secular values. For others, it suggests a positive autonomous choice, a new kind of gender equality and a legitimate exercise of one's freedom of religion a treasured right in democratic societies. This book finds that, across seemingly diverse legal and political traditions, a set of discursive frameworks the preoccupation with autonomy and choice; the imperative of gender equality; and a particular western understanding of religion and religious subjectivity shape the positions of both proponents and opponents of various restrictions on Islamic veiling. Rather than take a position on one or the other side of the debate, the book focuses on the frameworks themselves, highlighting their limitations
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'Islamic Veiling in Legal Discourse' provides a sopisticated analysis of relevant legislation and case law in order to examine the assumptions and limits of the debates surrounding the issue of Islamic veiling.
Main Description
Islamic Veiling in Legal Discourse looks at relevant law and surrounding discourses in order to examine the assumptions and limits of the debates around the issue of Islamic veiling that has become so topical in recent years. For some, Islamic veiling indicates a lack of autonomy, the oppression of women and the threat of Islamic radicalism to western secular values. For others, it suggests a positive autonomous choice, a new kind of gender equality and a legitimate exercise of one's freedom of religion - a treasured right in democratic societies. This book finds that, across seemingly diverse legal and political traditions, a set of discursive frameworks - the preoccupation with autonomy and choice; the imperative of gender equality; and a particular western understanding of religion and religious subjectivity - shape the positions of both proponents and opponents of various restrictions on Islamic veiling. Rather than take a position on one or the other side of the debate, the book focuses on the frameworks themselves, highlighting their limitations

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