Une base américaine de la province de Kandahar en Afghanistan. Au loin, on distingue la silhouette d'une femme enveloppée dans sa burqa. Elle est descendue de la montagne en fauteuil roulant, puisque ses jambes ont été arrachées. Elle vient réclamer le corps de son frère, un chef tribal pachtoun abattu lors d'une offensive lancée contre les Américains. L'état-major reste méfiant : s'agit-il d'une soeur endeuillée, d'une kamikaze, d'une envoyée des talibans, d'un terroriste travesti en femme ou d'une tentative de diversion? Sans jamais prendre parti, l'auteur donne la parole aux différents protagonistes - la jeune femme, l'interprète, le médecin, et plusieurs officiers ou soldats. Il nous permet ainsi de faire l'expérience d'un conflit cruel et absurde, en en révélant toute la complexité. Chaque personnage, quel que soit son camp, est non seulement doté d'une voix, mais également d'un visage, d'une personnalité qui lui est propre. Une Antigone à Kandahar revisite certains grands thèmes de la tragédie grecque tout en s'interrogeant sur les dommages collatéraux de la guerre, l'idéalisme, les valeurs occidentales. Magnifique et magistral.
On the Outside Looking In(dian) analyzes works over the past century translated into or written in English by feminist Indian women writers such as Krupabai Satthianadhan, Rokeya Sakhewat Hossein, Maitreyi Devi, Kamala Das, Anita Desai, Bharati Mukherjee, and others. These writers condemn patriarchal customs and laws for depriving Indian women - of all castes and classes, as well as women of other cultures - of their basic human rights by sanctioning child marriage, sati , purdah, and the wearing of the burqa , while prohibiting widow remarriage, the expression of sexuality, and the pursuit of an education to promote self-sufficiency, and equal economic, political, and social status with men.
Banned in public institutions in France and Turkey, mandatory in Saudi Arabia and Iran, no other item of clothing incites such furious reactions. The Islamic veil - a catch-all term that encompasses everything from a simple headscarf to the all-covering burqa - has, over the past decade, become a heated battleground for debates on everything from women's rights to multiculturalism. Elizabeth Bucar goes beyond the simplistic question of whether the veil is 'good&#8221; or 'bad&#8221; to ask instead why it has become so politically symbolic. Cutting through the condescension and fear that typify the debate, she reveals the huge diversity of women's experiences of veiling. Her illuminating global perspective takes in everything from the new veiling movement among the Egyptian middle class to hijab fashion in Indonesia. It will be invaluable to anyone looking to understand the veil beyond its status as shorthand for Islamic fundamentalism and female oppression.
A burqa is an enveloping outer garment worn by women in some Islamic traditions for the purpose of cloaking the entire body. It is worn over the usual daily clothing and removed when the woman returns to the sanctuary of the household. The burqa is usually understood to be the woman's loose body-covering, plus the head-covering, plus the face-veil. The word comes from the Arabic root which means to patch up or to sew up.The face-veil portion is usually a rectangular piece of semi-transparent cloth whose top side is sewn to corresponding portion of the head-scarf, so that the veil hangs down loose from the scarf, and it can be turned up if the woman wishes to reveal her face. In other cases, the niq b part can be a side-attached cloth which covers the face below the eyes' region.
style='the United States, France, and the Netherlands-are reacting in different ways. hijab and burqa lie at the intersection of the political and legal spheres. Consequently, the political and legal spheres have each attempted to enforce differing versions of the concepts of equality and neutrality. A cross-cultural and cross-national survey of judicial decisions and legislative action in these countries demonstrates how each is balancing individual rights and communal bonds, and adhering to or retreating from previously accepted human rights norms for women and religious practices.
Exploring the relationship between religion and the state Focusing on the intersection of religion, law, and politics in contemporary liberal democracies, Blackford considers the concept of the secular state, revising and updating enlightenment views for the present day. Freedom of Religion and the Secular State offers a comprehensive analysis, with a global focus, of the subject of religious freedom from a legal as well as historical and philosophical viewpoint. It makes an original contribution to current debates about freedom of religion, and addresses a whole range of hot-button issues that involve the relationship between religion and the state, including the teaching of evolution in schools, what to do about the burqa, and so on.
Erscheinungsdatum: 26.08.2019, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: The Burqa Cave (LARGE PRINT), Autor: Petersen, Dean, Verlag: Sastrugi Press, Sprache: Englisch, Rubrik: Belletristik // Kriminalromane, Seiten: 264, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 411 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Après l'affaire du voile, voici celle de la burqa qui couvre entièrement la tête et le corps de la femme. Pour mieux appréhender notre époque, il importe de faire un point sur le passé à travers les civilisations. Ce livre écrit par une femme tend à être le plus objectif possible et met aussi en exergue les risques de retours en arrière du fait de la théocratie rampante et de la faiblesse de certains élus parfois féminins cédant aux diktats sociétaux et de certains fondamentalistes.
France has experienced considerable upheaval in recent years. The Eurozone crisis, a new socialist president, rioting by an alienated underclass, a ban on the burqa (full veil) in public places, and an attempt to democratize the elite system of education all point to significant changes in French society. At the same time leading French companies are major investors in European energy resources, services, and luxury products, and between three and four hundred thousand French people live in Britain, making London, as former President Sarkozy stated, France's fifth- or sixth-largest city. The implications of these changes have not yet fully permeated French society, but they reveal a slow process of adaptation to new realities.Meanwhile, in international affairs, France makes a major and distinctive contribution and carefully guards its interests and prestige. The rivalry between Paris and the provinces continues the traditional split between North and South. France as a whole maintains its stately pace as a centre of culture, civilization, and, of course, the good life, which is one of the reasons it remains, with 75 million visitors a year, the most visited country in the world.This new, updated edition of Culture Smart! France looks at the attitudes and values of the French today. It explains how French life and business work and shows you how to fit in as a foreigner. There is practical advice on how to avoid the pitfalls and do things the French way. It takes you through history, festivals, and traditions, the French at home, on the road, in the restaurant, and at work. Above all, it shows you how the French communicate, and how best to get along with this sometimes frustrating yet charming and brilliant people.