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Politicizing IslamThe Islamic Revival in France and India$
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Z. Fareen Parvez

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190225247

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225247.001.0001

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Antipolitics in the Banlieues of Lyon

Antipolitics in the Banlieues of Lyon

(p.150) 6 Antipolitics in the Banlieues of Lyon
Politicizing Islam

Z. Fareen Parvez

Oxford University Press

Chapter 6 presents the movement of antipolitics in the working-class banlieues of Lyon, where individuals led precarious everyday lives and worked more for their salvation than any collective project. The chapter discusses how Salafist men participated in neighborhood life while women retreated from the public sphere, and it describes how rediscovering Islam provided a turning point for men and an alternative to drugs and prison. The chapter then focuses on women’s antipolitics, whereby women in the banlieues of Vénissieux strived to protect the private sphere given the recent history of surveillance, decline of civil society, and bans on veiling such as the headscarf and burqa. Estranged from schools and uneasy in public space, they tried to form a moral community and placed utmost importance on achieving serenity as part of their work toward a perfect faith.

Keywords:   banlieues, quartiers, Salafism, Islam in France, burqa, headscarf, veiling, surveillance, Vénissieux, antipolitics

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