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The ‘burkini’ ban illustrates the unequal cultural power that shapes the lives of Muslims in Europe

Kassimeris, George and Jackson, Leonie (2016) The ‘burkini’ ban illustrates the unequal cultural power that shapes the lives of Muslims in Europe. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (01 Sep 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The banning of the ‘burkini’ by a number of French municipalities has generated heated discussion about the nature of secularism in France. George Kassimeris and Leonie Jackson write that the burkini ban, alongside attempts to restrict the use of religious symbols and clothing in other European countries, demonstrates the unequal cultural power that shapes the lives of Muslims in Europe, where the entitlement to feel ‘comfortable’ is deemed more important than Muslim women’s right to veil.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 15:35
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2019 23:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70286

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