Veiled Muslim women's views on law banning the wearing of the niqab (face veil) in public

Zempi, I. ORCID: 0000-0002-1719-8573, 2019. Veiled Muslim women's views on law banning the wearing of the niqab (face veil) in public. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 42 (15), pp. 2585-2602. ISSN 0141-9870

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Abstract

In August 2018, Denmark became the latest European country to ban the wearing of the niqab (face veil) in public. Indeed, several European countries such as France, Belgium and Austria have already imposed a national ban on the wearing of the niqab in public on the grounds that it is a 'threat' to gender equality, integration and national security. While the wearing of the niqab has elicited a good deal of media, political and public debates, little attention has been paid to the opinions of Muslim women who wear it. Drawing on individual and focus group interviews with Muslim women who wear the niqab in the United Kingdom (UK), this article places at the centre of the debate the voices of those women who do wear it and, under the lens of Critical Race Feminism, explores their views on legislation banning the wearing of the niqab in public.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Ethnic and Racial Studies
Creators: Zempi, I.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 2019
Volume: 42
Number: 15
ISSN: 0141-9870
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1080/01419870.2019.1588985DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 09 Jan 2019 10:48
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2022 10:01
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/35508

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