Hilal Elver

in The Headscarf Controversy

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199769292
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199933136 | DOI:

Series: Religion and Global Politics


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This introductory chapter gives readers a preliminary overview of the headscarf controversy, and identifies various conceptual angles that will be analyzed in the book. These are: Secularism; human rights; Islamophobia; gender discrimination; and legal structure.

Keywords: religious resurgence; laicite; secularism; islamophobia; the european court of human rights

Chapter.  4253 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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