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    Veiled women and the affect of religion in democracy

    Motha, Stewart (2007) Veiled women and the affect of religion in democracy. Journal of Law and Society 34 (1), pp. 139-162. ISSN 0263-323X.

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    The veiled woman troubles feminism and secularism in much the same way. Both feminism and secularism face a problem of finding a position that respects individual autonomy, and simultaneously sustains a conception of politics freed from heteronomous determination. This article gives an account of what is being resisted and by whom in modes of politics which seek to produce an autonomous subject emancipated from ‘other laws’(heteronomy). It also draws on Jean‐Luc Nancy in order to consider what has been termed the problem of Islam in Europe as a wider juridical and political problem centred on the significance of affect as heteronomy. It thus explores the tension between piety and polity.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2018 08:02
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:45


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