Islamic Schools in France

Minority Integration and Separatism in Western Society

  • Carine Bourget

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carine Bourget
      Pages 19-47
  3. Introduction: Muslim Schools

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 153-175

About this book


This book, the first on the growing phenomenon of private full-time K-12 Muslim schools in France, investigates whether these schools participate in the communautarisme (or ethnic/cultural separatism) that Muslims are often accused of or if their founding is a sign of integration, given that most of private education in France is subsidized by the government. Is Islam compatible with the West? This study proposes an answer to this question through the lens of Muslim education in France, adding to our understanding of the so-called resurgence of religion following the demise of the secularization theory and shedding new light on religion’s place in the West and of Islam in diasporic contexts.


Communautarisme Islamic fundamentalism ethnic separatism headscarfs Averroes High School private Islamic secondary schools government subsidies

Authors and affiliations

  • Carine Bourget
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of French and ItalianUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-03833-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-03834-2
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