Date of Degree


Document Type


Degree Name



Middle Eastern Studies


Devrim Yavuz

Subject Categories

Arts and Humanities | History


Veil, Middle East, France, Secularism, Liberalism, Laicite


The present thesis is a study of the New Veil movement in the Middle East and in France. The aim of this thesis is to examine the definition of this movement and its origins focusing on its modern re-emergence. The importance of this issue comes with the rise of nationalism and right wing policies that affected women in general and Veiled Muslim women in particular.

Is it possible that certain restrictive attempts at controlling the day-to-day particulars of religious life have backfired, creating the opposite of their desire effect? What is it about in the dynamics of the state and, on a larger scale, of the global order that generates Fundamentalism?

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