File spoon-archives/bourdieu.archive/bourdieu_2004/bourdieu.0401, message 48

Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2004 21:02:11 +0100
Subject: Re: [BOU:] Re: veiling and islam

On 4 Jan 2004 at 16:54, Emrah Goker wrote:
> the journalistic/scholastic argument used by right-wing French (or
> Turkish) Republicans to support discrimination against young Muslim
> women ("We are trying to liberate them from their male fundamentalist
> oppressors by removing their foluard/turban") is only an excuse for the
> state elites' nationalist/irredentist angst. 

Well put. It reminds of Ania Loomba's contention that Indian 
nationalism came out of a struggle to control access to women. 

T Fjeld


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