Regimes of citizenship

Authored by: Xavier Guillaume

Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies

Print publication date:  June  2014
Online publication date:  June  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415519724
eBook ISBN: 9780203102015
Adobe ISBN: 9781136237966

10.4324/9780203102015.ch12

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Abstract

When in March 2004 the French parliament adopted a law banning the veil, or any obvious religious signs, from public schools, one could see in this national legislation a specific domestic answer to the so-called ‘veil affairs’ which started in France as early as 1989. For almost fifteen years, teenage Muslim girls were constructed as a threat to the unity and stability of the French Republic because their (assumed) attachments, loyalties, and goals were seen as incompatible with the values, principles, and common project expressed by a Republican ideal.

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