Elver, H. (2012, May 23). New Texts Out Now: Hilal Elver, The Headscarf Controversy: Secularism and Freedom of Religion. Jadaliyya. https://www.jadaliyya.com/Details/26010
This article features an interview with Hilal Elver, the author of The Headscarf Controversy: Secularism and Freedom of Religion. The interview addresses questions such as: what made the author write the book, what topics, issues, and literature does the book entail, how is this book connected from the author’s previous research, and what is the goal of the book. The article also includes an excerpt of Chapter 1 of the book. The chapter addresses themes of religion and law in relation to the headscarf debate in constitutional democracies such as Turkey. It also outlines how these debates affect Muslim women. An excerpt of the conclusion from the book is also included in the article.
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