Muslims, France and the Sexualization of National Culture
“Sexagon”, by Mehammed Amadeus Mack
Joan W. Scott, 2 February
Refusing to choose between the “liberation” that France wants to impose on them and the “repression” that would be inherent in their religion, many Muslims invent new sexual and gender practices.
Early in January (9 January 2018), Le Monde ran a series of articles responding to the Weinstein affair (...)
Algeria Faces the Challenges of Immigration
Repression and Citizens’ Initiatives
Leïla Beratto, 18 January
Some 100,000 sub-Saharan migrants live in Algeria. Last Fall, the authorities decided to deport them by the hundreds. These arrests, however, have prompted the civil society to become more involved in this issue.
On the television screen, a succession of cartoons for children. Kevin* keeps (...)
The Veil and the Political Unconscious of French Republicanism
Joan W. 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 (...)