112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Women in French IV: Women and/in Islam in the Francophone World

Session Chair: 
Alain Gabon, Virginia Wesleyan College
Session 8: Saturday 3:30-5:00pm
RCC Raincross D
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  1. Alain Gabon, Virginia Wesleyan College
    Between 1989 and 2012, France has passed dramatic new laws banning or restricting various Islamic headscarves and face coverings.  I examine the five justifications offered by those laws' advocates and show they all severely betray the noble ideals they claim to defend, from women's rights to laicity.
  2. Monique Manopoulos, "California State University, East Bay"
    Je compte examiner comment Minna Sif déconstruit les stéréotypes socio-religieux en utilisant la géographie marseillaise de l’immigré et les récits féminins à la  voix multiple, des deux côtés de la méditerranée (au Maroc et à Marseille).  Je compte également étudier les textes rap et autres par des jeunes et femmes  d’origine immigrée dans les ateliers d’écriture animés par Minna Sif dans les quartiers Nord de Marseille.
  3. Michele Chossat, Seton Hill University
    In his films, Nadir Moknèche explores the lives of women caught in difficult or desperate situations. Far from giving up, women team up and organize. They create hopeful futures for themselves in the midst of instability, corruption and injustice. In a male oriented culture, they dare to try living their dreams.
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