The Burqa Affair Across Europe: Between Public and Private Space

The Burqa Affair Across Europe: Between Public and Private Space

by Alessandro Ferrari, Sabrina Pastorelli

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ISBN-13: 9781317039662
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/23/2016
Series: Cultural Diversity and Law in Association with RELIGARE
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

Alessandro Ferrari teaches Law and Religion and Comparative Religious Laws at the University of Insubria (Como-Varese) and is also a member of the Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités (GSRL-CNRS/École Pratique des Hautes Études-Sorbonne) and of Centre Prisme Politique, Religion, Institutions et Sociétés : Mutations Européennes of Strasbourg. He is the coordinator of the Inter-University project 'New Religious Presences' (www.fidr.it ) and member of the Conferenza Permanente Religioni, Cultura e Integrazione at the Italian Ministry for International Cooperation and Integration. His main research interests focus on the present changes of the right of religious freedom in the globalized context. His latest book is Diritto e Religione nell’Islam Mediterraneo (Law and Religion in Mediterranean Islam) (Il Mulino, Bologna, 2012). Sabrina Pastorelli is Research Fellow at the Institute of International Law - section of Ecclesiastical and Canon Law - University of Milan, Faculty of Law. She is also a member of the Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités (GSRL-CNRS/École Pratique des Hautes Études-Sorbonne) and the Centre Politique, Religion, Institutions et Sociétés : Mutations Européennes (PRISME-CNRS/University of Strasbourg). She teaches sociology of religion and political sociology at the University of Caen. Her research interests include sociology of religion; new religious movements; law and religion in the Europe; religious education; regulation of religious pluralism; state public policy and religion. She is a member of the International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR), the Association internationale des sociologues de langue française (AISLF), the Italian Sociological Association (AIS), the Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR).

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction, Alessandro Ferrari and Sabrina Pastorelli; In praise of pragmatism, Silvio Ferrari; Burqa and Islam, Roberta Aluffi Beck-Peccoz; Burqa, niqab and women’s rights, Letizia Mancini; A besieged right: religious freedom and the Italian war on the burqa and the niqab, Alessandro Ferrari; The burqa affair in France, Anne Fornerod; Legal and social issues concerning the wearing of the burqa and other head coverings in the United Kingdom, Mark Hill; Introducing a general burqa ban in the Netherlands, Adriaan Overbeeke; The burqa affair in Spain: legal perspectives, Agustín Motilla; The Belgian ‘burqa ban’. Legal aspects of local and general prohibitions on covering and concealing one’s face in Belgium, Jogchum Vrielink, Saïla Ouald Chaib and Eva Brems; A quest for open helmets: on the Danish burqa affair, Lisbet Christoffersen; Burqa in Germany - not really an issue: a short note, Jörn Thielmann and Kathrin Vorholzer; The anti-burqa movement in Western Europe, Ralph Grillo and Prakash Shah; The burqa in Europe: European institutions and the comparative/interdisciplinary approach, Daniele Ferrari and Sabrina Pastorelli; Conclusion: the European burqa debates: past, present and future, Maleiha Malik; The RELIGARE-Como declaration on the issue of the burqa; Index.

The views expressed during the execution of the RELIGARE project, in whatever form and or by whatever medium, are the sole responsibility of the authors. The European Union is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.


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