French Studies Guest Lecture: "'Freedom of expression or freedom from Islam? The emergence of secularism in French political debate since the 1980s"
|Starts:||17:00 26 Apr 2016|
|Ends:||18:00 26 Apr 2016|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
|Speaker:||Professor Olivier Esteves|
Professor Olivier Esteves, Université de Lille
(chaired by Dr Barbara Lebrun, French Studies)
In 2016, secularism (laïcité) continues to be harnessed by French politicians and the media as an essential national value as important as “liberté, égalité, fraternité”. The concept, however, hides multiple tensions. For some, it is about State neutrality and freedom of religious expression; for others, it serves a racist rhetoric against Islam. This talk will ground discussions of French secularism in its relation to Islam by going back to the 1980s, when these issues first became mainstream and official preoccupations.
The talk is delivered in English and is suitable for all audiences.
THIS EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE, BUT BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL (INCLUDING FOR STAFF & STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER).
Please complete this survey to register your attendance: http://man.ac.uk/4FSzEF
Professor Olivier Esteves
Organisation: Université de Lille
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