Law, Cultural Studies and the "Burqa Ban" Trend

This book offers an in-depth account of the "burqa ban" trend, bringing together law and cultural studies. With a focus on Europe and America, leading academics and professionals provide insights to value and identity politics, diversity, discrimination, human rights and the discussions surrounding the national and international courts' contradictory judgments.
Anja Matwijkiw, Anna Oriolo
book | forthcoming | 1st edition
July 2021 | xx + 550 pp.


ISBN 9781839700583

Publication date: July 1, 2021


Law, Cultural Studies and the "Burqa Ban" Trend: An Interdisciplinary Handbook offers an in-depth and multi-perspective account of the "burqa ban" trend. With a focus on Europe and America, this book examines the law at national and international levels. Its interdisciplinary approach encompasses ethics, gender studies, philosophy, political science and religion to provide much needed insights into value and identity politics, diversity, discrimination and human rights, in addition to the discussions surrounding the courts' contradictory judgments.

The book also includes a first-hand account by a Muslim burqa-wearer, alongside contributions by leading academic researchers and legal professionals that provide food for thought that can benefit future discussions among scholars, students, legal professionals and policymakers. Analytical work is supplemented with, among other aspects, examinations of the frameworks that derive from dialectical thinking or ideas and theories about democracy, autonomy and male and white desire to control, conquer and dominate.

With contributions by Sarah Ali (Women in Dialogue), Erik Daniel Baldwin (Indiana University Northwest), Kerstin Bree Carlson (University of Southern Denmark), Fatiha Chakir (Il mondo a colori), Giuseppe D'Angelo (University of Salerno), Bice Della Piana (University of Salerno), Gaspare Dalia (University of Salerno), Rt Hon Lady Hale DBE (formerly Supreme Court of the United Kingdom), Shino Ibold (University of Hamburg), Nina Jakku (Lund University), Jacob Livingston Slosser (University of Copenhagen), Ryan Long (Thomas Jefferson University), Willie Mack (Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County), Kamal Makili-Aliyev (Malmö University), Jill Marshall (University of London), Anja Matwijkiw (Indiana University Northwest), Bronik Matwijkiw (Southeast Missouri State University), Stefan Oeter (University of Hamburg), Anna Oriolo (University of Salerno), Sherene H. Razack (University of California at Los Angeles), Teresa Russo (University of Salerno) and Robin May Schott (Danish Institute for International Studies).

ANJA MATWIJKIW is Professor of Ethics & Human Rights at Indiana University Northwest, USA. She served as the 2019-2020 Fulbright Distinguished Chair of Public International Law at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law & Faculty of Law, Lund University (Sweden).

ANNA ORIOLO is Professor of International Law, Lecturer of EU Law, International Criminal Law and Diplomatic and Consular Law at the University of Salerno, Italy.

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