'Visible others': a reading of the European obsession with the female veil

Baldi, Giorgia (2017) 'Visible others': a reading of the European obsession with the female veil. Sociology and Anthropology, 5 (8). pp. 677-687. ISSN 2331-6187

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Abstract

This article aims to analyse the current European obsession with the practice of veiling. What emerges from this analysis is that the regulation of clothes and images in the public sphere is an integral part of European history and emerges as a necessary act of sovereign power aimed at instituting a precise law and religious subject through regulation of the licit form of visibility in the public sphere. This act, reinforced by the promulgation of exceptional rules of law, is necessary to maintain the unity and homogeneity of European people, in the past as well as nowadays.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Headscarf Debate, Gender, Symbology of Clothes, Sovereignty, Power of Images, Secular/Religious Powers
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research
Subjects: J Political Science
Depositing User: Giorgia Baldi
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2017 14:53
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2017 14:54
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/71429

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