"James Carr offers a much-needed foray into the lives of Muslims in Ireland as they attempt to negotiate their place in the face of popular Islamophobic racism and the simultaneous state denial of its existence. As Carr himself declares, anti-Muslim racism is both un-researched and un-theorised in the Irish context. Thus, he leads the way in illuminating how Islamophobia plays out at the level of a quintessential neo-liberal state. Far from simply a critique, the book also offers an empirical and theoretical foundation from which to challenge exclusionary sentiments, practices and policies."
Professor Barbara Perry, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
"Drawing upon results from his own extensive fieldwork, James Carr provides fascinating new insights into the forms and impacts of anti-Muslim racism in contemporary societies. Utilising international perspectives coupled with a case study of Ireland, his excellent and perceptive analysis of this damaging social phenomenon will be of immense value to students, academics and practitioners alike."
Mr Jon Garland, University of Surrey
"This text is as timely as it is unique. Deconstructing with clarity the sometimes dichotomous relationship between Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism, Carr’s study offers a number new critical insights into a still embryonic field of inquiry. While focusing on the Irish context – a geographical area that to date has been somewhat overlooked in existing studies – the analyses underpinning and informing this book have a much wider relevance especially those framed by theories of neoliberalism. Without doubt, this book deserves to be widely read."
Dr Chris Allen, University of Birmingham
"James Carr makes a valuable contribution to the study of Islamophobia by providing unique quantitative and qualitative data in the Irish context. His efforts are a welcome addition to the literature on the prevalence, nature, and causes of Islamophobia across Europe."
Ismail Patel, University of Leeds
'This is a careful and sober contribution that performs a useful re-evaluation of Muslim experience in Ireland. Experiences of Islamophobia: Living with Racism in the Neoliberal Era would, therefore, be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists, and political scientists in Ireland and those concerned with Muslim minority issues in Western Europe. Ultimately, Carr highlights how racism in Ireland is all the more debilitating for not being recognized, and this book is a salutary step in dem-onstrating that in this regard Ireland, alas, is not an exception to Europe.'
Asad A. Ahmed, Arab Studies Quarterly, Vol. 39, No. 2 (Spring 2017)