[state] state, gender, identity

A cet égard, il est parfois utile de vivre sous une dictature militaire car l’exercice du pouvoir dénué d’autorité y est plus evidemment visible.

1) Tout d’abord, il est clair que ni les lois, ni les coutumes (ou la culture) ne sont des entités neutres. Les unes et les autres sont élaborées par ceux qui sont au pouvoir et tendent donc à préserver le statu quo.
La politique cachée du relativisme culturel
Note de l'éditrice


Les femmes émigrées en Europe et en Amérique du Nord ont commencé à dénoncer depuis longtemps la mollesse dangereuse dont font preuve les pays hôtes en tolérant et en encourageant des lois, des coutumes et des pratiques oppressives importées de nos pays et de nos cultures - au nom de la tolérance, du respect de l'autre, du droit à la différence, de la parité de cultures ou de religions différentes, etc...
La deuxième génération issue de l'immigration va enfin trouver sa place dans la future instance représentative de l'islam de France.
Whatever we understand and enjoy in human progress instantly becomes ours, wherever it might have its origins.

Identity is a subject which needs some reflection because I believe that certain things are taken for granted in this subject which do not, by any means, survive the scrutiny. This is not in any way to deny the importance of identity in our lives. It affects our actions, governs the loyalties that we have, the tides that we respect. It affects our reflections. It affects the way that we see ourselves.
“Wanted: Flat for three twenty-something Palestinian women to rent; Must be in Jewish west Jerusalem and free from religious bigots and bombers”.

That would be an honest advertisement if Manal Diab, Sonia and Wafa Khoury wanted to be open about their recent travails on the top floor of No. 16 Iddo the Prophet Street.
Introduction

The objective of this paper is to provide a historical overview of the processes of communal identity formation in Sri Lanka with special reference to the Muslim community [1]. Sri Lanka is a multi-ethnic society in which Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and others have coexisted for centuries. However, in more recent times, ethnic relations on the Island have been consistently strained by the rise of communalist politics which have deepened ethnic and religious divides.
Due to the multi-ethnic and multi-religious population of Malaysia, a dichotomy exists between Muslims who are predominantly Malays and the non-Muslims. Article 3 of the Malaysian Constitution enacts that Islam is the religion of the nation. However as a provision in Clause (1) of Article 3, it is guaranteed by the Constitution that non-Muslim nationals would be free to profess and practise their own religions.
Imams are learning about Dutch norms.
A three-day Southeast Asia Regional Meeting on ‘Islam, Politics and Women: What Identities? Whose Interests’ was held from 26 – 28 October 2002 in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
Une recente decision gouvernementale d'accorder aux femmes 30 sieges dans la prochaine Chambre des representants.
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