The Veil and the Political Unconscious of French Republicanism
Joan Wallach Scott, April 2016
The French obsession with the veil exceeds that of most other countries in the West. Why? Analysis of an American historian specializing in France.
The official French preoccupation with the veil exceeds that of most other countries in Western Europe. In the Anglo-American world, even post (...)
Stories of Egyptian atheists in a hyper-religious society
Clothilde Mraffko, March 2016
Although atheists are a tiny minority in Egypt, their convictions have provoked many debates, especially since the uprising of January-February 2011. Yet it is still very difficult for anyone to voice his/her rejection of religion in a society steeped in faith.
N. is trying to tie her niqab to (...)