European Law and the Veil. Muslim Women from Victims to Emblems of the Enemy
A. Melloni, F. Cadeddu (eds.) Religious Literacy, Law and History, Routledge, 2019
12 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2019
Date Written: January 7, 2019
After highlighting the importance of gender difference in the construction of collective identities, this article identifies a shift in the ratio of European measures regulating Muslim women’s clothing, from the need to protect them from their assumed oppressive culture, to their constructions as emblems of the enemy.
Keywords: hidjab, niqab, Islam, Orientalism, ECtHR, European Court of Justice, Intersectionality
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