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Postcolonial Minorities in Britain and FranceIn the Hyphen of the Nation-State$
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Shailja Sharma

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781784993993

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784993993.001.0001

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Bearers of tradition or oppressed minority?:1 women as citizens

Bearers of tradition or oppressed minority?:1 women as citizens

(p.147) 5 Bearers of tradition or oppressed minority?:1 women as citizens
Postcolonial Minorities in Britain and France

Shailja Sharma

Manchester University Press

This chapter examines the special position women hold in a discussion of minority rights. They are seen as victims who need rescuing or as sexual exotic beings. This was as true under colonialism as it is now, particularly with regard to Muslim women. The logic of “civilising” is inherent to this logic, particularly expressed around what is seen as an inferior culture. Feminists are not exempt from this attitude. I examine the politics around the veiling issue in France, and forced marriages in Britain,as examples of this trend.

Keywords:   Affaire des foulards, honour killings, forced marriages, feminism, Muslim women, mission civilisatrice, evangelism

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