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Feminist Trouble: Intersectional Politics in Post-Secular Times

Éléonore Lépinard


For more than two decades Islamic veils, niqabs, and burkinis have been the object of intense public scrutiny and legal regulations in many Western countries, especially in Europe, and feminists have been actively engaged on both sides of the debates: defending ardently strict prohibitions to ensure Muslim women’s emancipation, or, by contrast, promoting accommodation in the name of women’s religious agency and a more inclusive feminist movement. These recent developments have unfolded in a context of rising right-wing populism in Europe and have fueled “femonationalism,” that is, the instrume ... More

Keywords: feminist theory, feminist movement, intersectionality, feminist ethics, ethics of care, whiteness, femonationalism, France, Quebec, political subjectivation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190077150
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190077150.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Éléonore Lépinard, author
Institute of Social Sciences, Université de Lausanne