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The Burqa and the Political Realm

“The presence of others who see what we see and hear what we hear assures us of the reality of the world and ourselves.” -Hannah Arendt,  The Human Condition Over the past decade, European public opinion has roiled with controversy over the full face covering – the niqab or burqa – of Muslim women. According…Read more The Burqa and the Political Realm Posted on 30 October 2012 | 11:01 am

A Devised Truth-Morgan Green

Truth is a political construction.  Last week, two women were fined for wearing burqas in a suburb of Paris.  This was the first application of a controversial law passed in France forbidding Muslim women from covering their faces in public.  Compulsory unveiling in France creates a narrative of a homogeneous French identity. In an age…Read more A Devised Truth-Morgan Green Posted on 4 October 2011 | 1:39 pm