Le marché halal ou l'invention d'une tradition

Abstract : 1492/5000 Ranging from simple slaughter rituals to halal tourism, food, medicines and fashion, the halal market extends to all continents. The freedom of interpretation of the texts enjoyed by the traditional religious authorities was gradually replaced by a normative space where the faithful would have only the choice of seeking halal and fleeing the haram. And the surveillance of sharia-compatible products through intermediary semi-religious intermediaries is now also applied to the behavior of their buyers. What has made possible such an expansion of the "halal system", making any faithful Muslim a consumer, and the Umma an economic power? From the heart of the slaughterhouses to the normative committees where our economic policies are decided, this brilliant and exciting book tells the unlikely encounter between two utopias of the end of the twentieth century, Islamic fundamentalism and neoliberalism. Showing that the recent invention of the halal market would not have been possible if market interests had not passed before the neutrality of the state and religious freedom, it also proposes a deciphering of the stakes of the controversies that divide the French society: Ritual slaughter and animal welfare, halal meals in public institutions or enterprises, etc. This book proposes an innovative and deeply documented survey
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Florence Bergeaud-Blackler. Le marché halal ou l'invention d'une tradition. Editions du Seuil, 2017, 978.2.02.134161.4. ⟨halshs-01416091⟩



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