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  • Secularity In France

    the headscarf is presented in such a way that it comes to represent the oppression of women and the removal Muslim religion from the Public sphere becomes a feminist movement. While on the one hand, the intention is to mark French secularity as progressive and pluralistic, Wallach Scott discusses this as a form of French Racism. Scott continues by arguing that French feminists initially had been critical of the contemporary, western consumer society’s tendency to reduce women to sex objects, however, this view transformed when the headscarf became an issue of debate in regard to French secularity. Secular politics is not limited to ideologies, but includes the symbolism of religions in clothing as framed by a secular…

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  • Beyond Religious Freedom

    Saba Mahmood in her recent book Religious Difference in a Secular Age delves deeply into the nuances of how the secular state acts in regards to religious freedom and minorities. While we had seen such ideas such as the secular state’s ability to craft a particular definition of religion when creating governmental policies in Elizabeth Hurd’s Beyond Religious Freedom, Mahmood pieces much more of the theoretical depth underpinning the secular state (its role, premises, temporality, and religious…

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  • Ataturk And Secularisation

    Keral then discusses secularisation as a means of creating a sense of nationhood, suggesting that Ataturk 's principles are most clear in his ‘homeland ideology’. Keral uses quotes from Ataturk’s speeches as evidence for this idea, the crux of which is that ‘Old Turkey [is] like a dungeon and it ought to be a paradise’, loved by all Turkish. This aligns with ideas of Shinto secular, in that the aim was to create a sense of nationhood and to unify Japan, facilitated through the nation-state, in…

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  • The Folly Of Secularism Analysis

    Secularism does not exist in a vacuum in France it builds upon the negotiation between the religious and secular and has done since 1905. The Muslim headscarf has been a matter of ongoing debate and controversy in the secular state that is France, this continually leads to an ostile image being constructed for Islam, despite the promotion of universality that is allegedly key to the French Republic. This essay discusses the Hijab in France in regard to Jeffrey Stout’s ‘The Folly of Secularism’…

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  • Elie Wiesel's Night: The Dehumanization Of The Holocaust

    Night Essay To dehumanize is to deprive someone of compassion, civility, or individuality. During the Holocaust, the Nazis used dehumanization to belittle Jews to mere “things”; objects with no purpose other than to be a nuisance. The Nazis were brutal in their endeavor to wipe out the “insignificant and worthless” Jewish race, mainly forcing their despicable horrors upon the Jewish people in German concentration camps. Although the majority of the dehumanization of the Jews was in German…

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  • Theme Of Adversity In Night By Elie Wiesel

    The loss of a thousand stars began on the night of January 30, 1933. The first train arrives in Dachau. The word spreads of Hitler 's plans, that will soon begin World War II. It wasn’t until 1938 that the rest of the world discovers Hitler’s true plan for evacuating the Jews. Hitler had his mind set on world domination but his hate for the Jewish people would not allow him to focus on his greatest goal. The Germans had removed all Jews from Germany, Poland, and Soon moved toward Sighet…

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  • The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

    place to stay. In as early as October Jewish citizens were forced to perform hard labour to repair the damage done during the invasion. Non-Jewish Poles were also eventually subject to forced labour as well. However, the Nazi began identifying the worker…

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  • The Black Plague In The 19th Century

    A malady as devastating as the Black Plague hasn 't existed for centuries and not one of the most deadly diseases have ever come close to besting its economic and social impact. Over 25-45% of Europe was killed by the plague and most were poor men. As a result of the death of millions of men across Europe, women- now fatherless, widows and some still wives-had the ability to integrate into workplaces without the multitude of sexism that existed before the plague. In rural areas, many…

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  • The Boy In The Striped Pajamas: Film Analysis

    Throughout the movie, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Bruno loses his faith in his country and starts to identify more with the Jews than the German people because he deems the Jews as more honorable. Bruno’s childhood innocence prevents him from understanding why people hate the Jewish race so much. He unintentionally befriends a Jew working in a camp and starts to see the world in a new light. When Bruno first sees the working camp, he mistakes it for a farm. When Bruno asks his mother about…

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  • The Holocaust In Maus By Art Spiegelman

    The mice do not have big noses and do not have a preconceived notion about them. In the second volume of the first chapter in, Maus, Françoise says, “But if you’re a mouse, I ought to be a mouse, too. I converted, didn’t I?” (Volume II. Chapter 1. Page 1) This is an example where the lines are blurred when discussing Jews as a race or religion. Art draws Françoise as a mouse because he had the faith and the culture of the Jewish people. This message relates to a large community because it helps…

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