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- DescriptionThe French government's 2004 decision to ban Islamic headscarves and other religious signs from public schools puzzled many observers. This book argues that the focus on headscarves came from a century-old sensitivity to the public presence of religion in schools, feared links between public expressions of Islamic identity and radical Islam.
- Author BiographyJohn R. Bowen is Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts and Sciences, Professor of Anthropology, and Director of the Initiative in Pluralism, Politics, and Religion at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of Muslims through Discourse (Princeton), Islam, Law and Equality in Indonesia , as well as the forthcoming Can Islam Be French? (Princeton).
- Author(s)John R. Bowen
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication04/08/2008
- GenreGovernment & Constitution
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note6 halftones.
- Weight428 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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