What is Islamophobia?: Racism, Social Movements and the State
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Published By Pluto Press
ISBN : 9780745399577
Category : General Politics
Format : Paperback
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'A masterful volume, intellectually provocative... it challenges the basic assumptions of the Islamophobia scholarship field... A must read for any person concerned with the current period and the rising tide of bigotry and racism.' -- Hatem Bazian, founder of the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project, University of California at Berkeley 'A remarkably courageous and painstakingly evidence-based book... This unique and much needed framework for understanding Islamophobia is a must read for social scientists, policy makers and human rights activists alike!' -- Salma Yaqoob, Political Activist and Head of the Birmingham Stop the War Coalition The best study I have ever seen of this scourge that now plagues the world. The range and precision of analysis concludes on a note of hopeful solidarity that builds on a critique of the left, certain sections of which have 'adopted de facto racist positions'. -- Joel Kovel, author of Overcoming Zionism (2007) and The Lost Traveller's Dream (2017) This volume is a critical contribution to a better understanding of Islamophobia. Through different studies in numerous countries the reader gets an in-depth picture of this new phenomenon which has to do with state policies, structural racism and ideological instrumentalisation of fear. A must read if we want to find the right strategy to counter racism against Muslims around the world. -- Tariq Ramadan, author of Radical Reform, Radical Ijtihad (2008) This important, thoughtful and disturbing book could not be more timely. Islamophobia, the new racism, has become increasingly entrenched and respectable, even in certain liberal circles. The authors compel us to examine our institutions, face unwelcome facts, and revise some of our culturally entrenched positions and assumptions. Only thus can we pull back from an unthinkable moral, spiritual and political disaster. --Karen Armstrong, author of A History of God

Narzanin Massoumi is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (2016-19) at the University of Bath. She is the author of Muslim Women, Social Movements and the 'War on Terror' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) Tom Mills is Lecturer in Sociology and Policy at Aston University. He is the author of The BBC: The Myth of a Public Service (Verso, 2016). David Miller is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences at the University of Bath. He is the co-author of The Israel Lobby and the European Union (Public Interest Investigations, 2016) and editor of Tell Me Lies: Propaganda and Media Distortion in the Attack on Iraq (Pluto Press, 2003), amongst many other works.


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