This essay situates a recent French marriage annulment scandal in the context of debates about Islam, gender, and immigration; the relationship between the secularism of French law and Catholic marriage law; and the history of Muslim law under French colonial rule.
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Judith Surkis; Hymenal Politics: Marriage, Secularism, and French Sovereignty. Public Culture 1 September 2010; 22 (3): 531–556. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/08992363-2010-008
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