Can Islam be French? Pluralism and Pragmatism in a Secularist State

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Title: Can Islam be French? Pluralism and Pragmatism in a Secularist State
Creators: Bowen, John
Contributors: Mann, Melanie
Keywords: French
Islam
Secular
Pluralism
Issue Date: 2009-02-06
Publisher: Ohio State University. Mershon Center for International Security Studies
Abstract: John Bowen is the Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. He studies problems of pluralism, law, and religion, and in particular contemporary efforts to rethink Islamic norms and law in Asia, Europe, and North America. His most recent book on Asia is Islam, Law and Equality in Indonesia: An Anthropology of Public Reasoning (Cambridge, 2003), and his Why the French Don’t Like Headscarves (Princeton, 2007) concerns current debates in France on Islam and laïcité, a French concept of a secular society. Forthcoming are Can Islam be French? (Princeton), on Muslim debates and institutions in France, and the overview work The New Anthropology of Islam (Cambridge). His current research projects concern (1) the interplay of civil law and religious norms on family in England and France, (2) comparing Islamic judicial practices across a global country sample, and (3) examining variation in operant models of difference across Europe.
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/37875
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