september, 2018

201828sep4:00 pm5:30 pmLecture: Citizens, piety, and democracy-the (im)possibility of privacy as a condition of political life—Valerie Amiraux (U d' Montreal)4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST Institute of Islamic Studies, 170 St. George Street, Jackman Humanities Bldg, Suite 530, Seminar Room, Toronto Event Organized By: Institute of Islamic Studies

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This talk is based on Amiraux’s ongoing fieldwork conducted in France and Quebec among Muslim women who stopped wearing the headscarf (hijab). What happens in society when a known sign of religious affiliation disappears? Amiraux will begin by outlining the general framework of public conversations in France and Quebec concerning Muslim women and visible piety. The discussion will transition to the double bind in which Muslim women have been placed by being asked, on the one hand, to be as discrete as possible when expressing their religiosity and, on the other, to behave with full transparency. How and under which conditions can these women ‘find a place’ in the public space of secular societies? The talk will conclude with an open-ended discussion on the possibility of privacy in society for religious female citizens in democratic secular societies.

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(Friday) 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

Location

Institute of Islamic Studies

170 St. George Street, Jackman Humanities Bldg, Suite 530, Seminar Room, Toronto

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