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Islamophobia
History, Context and Deconstruction

  • Zafar Iqbal - Chairman and Professor, Department of Media and Communication Studies, International Islamic University, Pakistan

January 2020 | 380 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

The only common aspect among all definitions of Islamophobia is that all of them have something negative to say about Muslims or Islam or both. This book traces Islamophobia as a phenomenon from history and attempts to break some of the myths that are dominant in contemporary literature. It explains how the fear of Islam travelled through ages, adding more ills into its ambit and escalating to a level of generalized fear of Muslims today. Islamophobia: History, Context and Deconstruction challenges many established theories including that of the influential post-colonial writer and critic. 

Edward Said’s view that Islamophobia is European hostility and prejudice towards Arabo-Muslim people. The author envisages Islamophobia as a multidimensional construct and provides tools for measuring its manifold dimensions. The book focuses on providing a diagnosis of the problem and prognostic solutions to avoid further degradation of the relations between Islam, the West and the rest. It is a response from the East to the Western discourses on Islamophobia.



 
Foreword by Mohammad Talib
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
Islamophobia: History, Myths and Facets
 
Socio-cultural Dimensions of Fear of Islam and Muslim
 
Prejudice: An Antecedent or Manifestation of Islamophobia?
 
Cultural and Religious Racism
 
Securitization of Islam and Muslims
 
Islam as a Political Threat
 
Othering as Islamophobia
 
Clash of Civilization or Islam versus West
 
References
 
Index
Key features

• Explains how the fear of Islam travelled through history and added more ills into its ambit, attaining the escalated level of generalized fear of Muslims today.

• Reasons that the phenomenon of Islamophobia is not a post 9/11 phenomena but historic in nature, and has always been there since the birth of Islam. 

• Argues that cultural racism and religious racism should be examined separately.

• Focused on providing a diagnosis of the problem and prognostic solutions to avoid further degradation of the relations between Islam, the West and the rest.

 


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ISBN: 9789353286958
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