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Published: 10 November 2009

432 Pages | 18 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719074738


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Burning the veil

The Algerian war and the 'emancipation' of Muslim women, 1954-62

Neil Macmaster

Published by Manchester University Press

  • First comprehensive study in English of the role of Muslim women during the Algerian war, bringing a unique interdisciplinary approach to the subject There is presently an intense interest in issues relating to Islam and its compatibility with 'Western' society and values
  • This book is of principal relevance to current affairs, showing how and why an 'emancipation' policy was undertaken as part of a 'war on terror', and why it failed First study to make detailed use of the huge archives opened in recent years by the French government, drawing upon a range of sources from photography and film to oral history and propaganda First work on the subject to focus on the illiterate and 'voiceless' peasant women of Algeria
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