- Gender and Secularism of Modernity: How Can a Muslim Woman Be French?
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- by Najmabadi, Afsaneh
- The current debates in and about the veil in Europe carry with them not
only the terms of the emergence of political Islam in the past several
decades, but also this historical memory and that of the earlier
cultural encounters and colonial wars between Europe and the domains
now named the Middle East and North Africa. While I do not mean to
collapse these projects into a singular entity, the historical legacy
of fixing the meaning of a Muslim woman's veil as the sign of her
gender oppression has remained with us to this very day.
- Publication Type: Published Paper
- Publisher: Feminist Studies, Inc.
- Published Date: August 2006
- Field of Interest: Comparative Politics
- Najmabadi, Afsaneh. "Gender and Secularism of Modernity: How Can a Muslim Woman Be French?" Feminist Studies 32, no. 2 (College Park: Summer 2006): 239.