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Il velo del pregiudizio. La xenofobia e il fantasma dell'islam
Author/s: Annamaria Rivera 
Year:  2001 Issue: 10 Language: Italian 
Pages:  14 FullText PDF:  56 KB

The article takes as a starting-point the controversy about the 'islamic veil' recently arisen in Italy. After a discussion of the different meanings of the veil for the islamic women and after a quick comparison between the situation in Italy and France, the author rejects both the abstract universalism and the identity particularisms and she argues for a pattern of policentric universalism. This universalism acknowledges a plurality of different ways of access to some common universal values and the right of every woman and man to choose his/her own allegiance and to build his/her own personal identity.

Annamaria Rivera, in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 10/2001, pp. , DOI:


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