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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 39–46.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Sylvie Tissot Six years after banning pupils from wearing a hijab in public high schools, in July 2010, French deputies passed a law that forbids women from wearing the “integral veil” (or niqab , an outfit hiding the entire face except the eyes) in public spaces. This article examines why such a...
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Public Culture (1991) 3 (2): 29–40.
Published: 01 May 1991
... Veiling and Vision in Cinema. American Journal of Semiotics . Purmohammad , Mas'ud . 1987 Ebteda Sangh-ye Kuchak. Mahnameh-ye Sinema'i-ye Film , no. 64. Khordad. Rahman , Fazlur . 1968 Islam . New York: Anchor. Zizek , Slavoj . 1990 Looking Awry. October 51 , 30 -55...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 461–465.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... Finally, and yet again, some brief remarks about the veil: Gourgouris excori- ates me for taking seriously the claim, made by a large number of Muslim women, that the veil is a doctrinal command and for failing to recognize the real signifi...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (1): 79–92.
Published: 01 January 2006
... — equally dramatically, but in the oppo- site direction. Take the recent resurgence of the controversy around the “Islamic veil” (sometimes called hijab and sometimes head scarf, with different politi- cal connotations). It is clear that two recent events invest this recurrent polemic with new...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (1): 277–279.
Published: 01 January 2002
... as Muslims, mak- ing religious difference visible through veiling and other micropractices. “Sec- ond-wave” Islamism, a social movement that has turned cultural, in this way challenges a public imagined as secular and attempts to redesign the borders between public and private. The international...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (3): 557–562.
Published: 01 September 1999
... notion of aletheia—to reveal as something is concealed—might describe how Islam is unveiled even as it is veiled. For Iran today this suggests that the world of the familiar—cars, trees, parks, and Iranian citizens—by virtue of being determined politically as the everyday milieu of an Islamic nation...
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Public Culture (1997) 10 (1): 61–81.
Published: 01 January 1997
... engagement among Muslim countries. Equating national progress with women’s emancipation formed the backbone of Kemalist feminism. Simultaneously, during the last two decades, Turkey, like other Muslim countries, has witnessed the advent of contemporary Islamism.2 1. Farzaneh Milani, Veils and...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (2): 277–298.
Published: 01 May 2005
... the reader comes to invest with an affi rmative character. This “other” place can only be seen upon coming behind the Veil. In this sense, the picturesque scene that Du Bois creates by placing the reader in a particular line of vision causes him to anticipate that there is something more beyond...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (1): 173–190.
Published: 01 January 2002
...Nilüfer Göle © 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Nilüfer Göle is director of studies at the Centre d'Analyse et d'Intervention Sociologiques, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. She is the author of The Forbidden Modern: Civilization and Veiling (1996...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 457–480.
Published: 01 September 2017
... ; Wilder 2005) . It is therefore hardly surprising that the 2004 law was instantly known as “the law against the veil,” signaling the public’s particular discomfort with Muslim—not Jewish or Christian—forms of religiosity. It was also not surprising that during the same period the government passed...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (3): 493–513.
Published: 01 September 1993
...Lila Abu-Lughod Copyright © 1993 by The University of Chicago 1993 Literature Cited Abaza , Mona . 1987 . The Changing Image of Women in Rural Egypt . Cairo Papers in Social Science 10 (no. 3). Cairo: American University in Cairo press. Abu-Lughod , Lila . 1986 . Veiled...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 May 2006
... Similarly, the recent French law banning the display of religious symbols (particularly the veil) in public schools may be taken as another example of how a self-avowed secular state has come to define what religious and nonreligious attire is in the public domain (something normatively considered a...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 1–3.
Published: 01 January 2017
..., reflecting on literature, politics, and the afterlives of Afro-Protestantism. He explores the “new black literary movement” under way, one that affirms black lives by exploring how violence has made them not matter. Sorett shows how the “Black Arts” have relentlessly tried to “lift the veil on the violently...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (1): 146–150.
Published: 01 January 1999
... pantheon, and then uncannily doubled it, overlaid it with the enigmatic veiled woman [see cover]. It seems to me that sometimes you don’t so much bring the East and the West together but, more interestingly, the East and the East, and that in doing so you are bringing out the nearness of difference...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (1): 249–252.
Published: 01 January 2006
...: Civilization and Veiling (1996) and Interpenetrations: L’Islam et l’Europe (2005). Thomas Blom Hansen teaches anthropology at Yale University. Currently he is finishing a book on freedom and its anxieties in a postapartheid South African...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 259–261.
Published: 01 January 2011
...: From Algiers to Baghdad (2008) and Questioning the Veil: Open Let- ters to Muslim Women (2009). She is working on a book on Michel Foucault and the conundrum of culture. Dominique Malaquais is a senior researcher at the Centre d’études...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 453–459.
Published: 01 September 2008
... becomes normative is one of the most mysterious epistemological steps in Mah- mood’s entire argument. Mahmood continues in this vein to reiterate her argument from Politics of Piety that “Muslim women’s consensual adoption of the veil...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 487–505.
Published: 01 September 2010
... French nationality despite her marriage to a Frenchman was a prelude to the 2009 commission in the National Assembly to explore the outlawing of the “integral veil” in public spaces. President Nico- las Sarkozy in his comments on the...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 19–26.
Published: 01 January 2011
... People — ­though, truth be told, even this he doubts — ­but to those seeking to enter her ambit from slightly farther afield, she is, and means to be, a tease, full-­fledged and stereotypically so. The collective “we” she intones is a barely veiled je — ­a...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 557–581.
Published: 01 September 2010