Reading the Racial Subtext of the Québécois Accommodation Controversy: An Analytics of Racialized Governmentality
DOI: 10.1080/02589346.2013.765681
Title: Reading the Racial Subtext of the Québécois Accommodation Controversy: An Analytics of Racialized Governmentality
Journal Title: Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies
Volume: Volume 40
Issue: Issue 1
Publication Date: April 2013
Start Page: 157
End Page: 181
Published online: 3 Apr 2013
ISSN: 0258-9346
Author: Sirma Bilge*
Abstract: This article takes issue with the elision of race from the type of governmentality engaged in the Québécois reasonable accommodation controversy and develops an analytics of Racialized governmentality to look at the Racial dynamics embedded in a ‘crisis’ dominantly understood as being about suitable (reasonable) limits to be set to religions in the public sphere. The deployment of this analytics relocates the focus of inquiry from whether minority religious practices should be accommodated or not, which ones, why and to what extent, to the ways in which this debate constructs the proper subjects of the national belonging, those who legitimately inhabit the national will and body, following a Racialized line.

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