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Title: BURNING THE VEIL
THE ALGERIAN WAR AND THE 'EMANCIPATION' OF MUSLIM WOMEN, 1954-62
By: Neil MacMaster
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 0719087546
ISBN 13: 9780719087547
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Publisher: MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS
Pub. date: 19 March, 2012
Pages: 432
Description: During the Algerian War the French army engaged in the 'emancipation' of Muslim women, to subvert the nationalist movement while inflicting widespread violence. This contradictory, catastrophic policy, as in contemporary Afghanistan and Iraq, revealed the failure of imposed Westernisation and triggered an Islamist backlash against women's rights. -- .
Synopsis: Burning the veil draws upon sources from newly-opened archives, exploring the 'emancipation' of Muslim women from the veil, seclusion and perceived male oppression during the Algerian War of decolonisation. The claimed French liberation was contradicted by the violence inflicted on women through rape, torture and destruction of villages. This book examines the roots of this contradiction in the theory of 'revolutionary warfare', and the attempt to defeat the National Liberation Front by penetrating the Muslim family, seen as a bastion of resistance. Striking parallels with contemporary Afghanistan and Iraq, French 'emancipation' produced a backlash that led to deterioration in the social and political position of Muslim women. This analysis of how and why attempts to Westernise Muslim women ended in catastrophe has contemporary relevance and will be important to students and academics engaged in the study of French and colonial history, feminism and contemporary Islam. -- .
Illustrations: Illustrations, black & white
Publication: UK
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Returns: Non-returnable
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