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The experiences of face veil wearers in Europe and the law / edited by Eva Brems.

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Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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Cambridge studies in law and society
Cambridge studies in law and society
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Other Title:
The Experiences of Face Veil Wearers in Europe & the Law
Subjects:
Muslim women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Europe, Western.
Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- Law and legislation -- Europe, Western.
Islamic clothing and dress -- Social aspects -- Europe, Western.
Summary:
One of the most remarkable aspects pertaining to the legal bans and societal debates on the face veil in Europe is that they rely on assumptions which lack any factual basis. To rectify this, Eva Brems researched the experiences of women who wear a face veil in Belgium and brought her research results together with those of colleagues who did the same in four other European countries. Their findings, which are outlined in this volume, move the current discussion on face veil bans forward by providing a much-needed insider perspective. In addition, a number of legal and social science scholars comment on the empirical findings and on the face veil issue more generally.
Contents:
Face veiling in the Netherlands : public debates and women's narratives / Annelies Moors
Niqabis in Denmark : when politicians ask for a qualitative and quantitative profiling of a very small and elusive sub-culture / Kate Ƙstergaard, Margit Warburg and Birgitte Schepelern Johansen
The Belgian 'burqa ban' confronted with insider realities / Eva Brems, Yaiza Janssens, Kim Lecoyer, Saila Ouald Chaib, Victoria Vandersteen and Jogchum Vrielink
France vs. England / Naima Bouteldja
Insider perspectives and the human rights debate on face veil bans / Emmanuelle Bribosia and Isabelle Rorive
Symptomatic symbolism : banning the face veil 'as a symbol' / Jogchum Vrielink
Bas les masques! unveiling Muslim women on behalf of the protection of public order : reflections on the legal controversies around a novel definition of 'public order' used to ban full-face covering in France / Rim-Sarah Alouane
Islamic veil bans : the gender equality justification and empirical evidence / Erica Howard
Women's oppression and face-veil bans: a feminist assessment / Dolores Morondo Taramundi
The return of a persecuting society? Criminalising facial veils in Europe / Maleiha Malik
Asserting state sovereignty : the face-veil ban in Belgium / Nadia Fadil
The performativity of face-veil controversies in Europe / Schirin Amir-Moazami
Proscribing unveiling
law : a chimera and an instrument in the political agenda / Susan S.M. Edwards.
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Contributor:
Brems, Eva, editor.
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9781107415591 (ebook)
9781107058309 (hardback)
9781107639508 (paperback)
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