"The essays selected for this volume address topics at the intersection of religion and equality law, including discrimination against religion, discrimination by religious actors and discrimination in favor of religious groups and traditions. The introduction provides a conceptual guide to these types of inequality - which are often misunderstood or conflated - and it offers an analysis of different species of discrimination within each broad category. Each section of the volume contains both theoretical essays, which set out frameworks for thinking about the relevant type of inequality, and essays that examine real-world disputes. For example, the articles address the conflicts over headscarf laws in France and Turkey, the place of so-called traditional religions in Africa, the display of Roman Catholic crucifixes in Italian classrooms, and the ability of American religious organizations to be free of employment laws in their treatment of clergy. This volume brings together classic articles which are otherwise difficult to access, enables students to study key articles side-by-side, and provides instructors with a valuable teaching resource."--Provided by publisher.
First published 2013 by Ashgate Publishing.
Formatted Contents Note
part Part I Frameworks and Overviews chapter Theoretical Frameworks chapter Issues and Overviews part Part II Discrimination against Religion chapter Theoretical Frameworks chapter Headscarf Controversies part Part III Discrimination by Religion chapter Employment, Family Law, and Customary Inheritance part Part IV Discrimination in Favour of Religion chapter Theoretical Frameworks chapter Crucifixes in Italian Classrooms.