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Overview

Books on aspects of Islamophobia have been proliferating in the past decade but so are the instances of this phenomenon worldwide. The diverse aspects of the issue; the complicated sociopolitical nature of concerns in this regard; and the increasing number of geographical settings where the issue is relevant, cause numerous problems and questions that remain far from exhausted even in the case of multiple treatments of similar topics and contexts. Therefore, faces and facets of Islamophobia in different countries around the world need to be extensively explored, and awareness should be raised on the part of Muslim communities, Western populations, and non-Western non-Muslims.

Chapters of this volume, written by authorities on Islamophobia from around the world, examine various instances of the topic and explore different discursive contexts such as media coverage and manipulation; political debates and discourses; and general attitudes and attitude-building in the public sphere. The book aims to further extend and expand discussions on the issue and to highlight some hitherto less discussed concerns.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498517607
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 6.05(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Seyyed-Abdolhamid Mirhosseini is assistant professor at Alzahra University.


Hossein Rouzbeh is scientific meetings manager of the Center for International Scientific Studies and Collaboration (CISSC) at the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.

Table of Contents

Chapter One
Introduction: Islamophobia as a Global Concern beyond Muslim communities
Seyyed-Abdolhamid Mirhosseini, Alzahra University, Iran
Hossein Rouzbeh, Center for International Scientific Studies and Collaboration, Iran

Chapter Two
Fear under Construction: Islamophobia within American Christian Zionism
Steven Fink, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, USA

Chapter Three
Implicit Islamophobia? Behind the ‘Muscular Liberalism’ of the British Prime Minister
Brian Klug, University of Oxford, UK

Chapter Four
Islamophobic Populism in Austria: Discourse Strategies of a Far Right politician
Farid Hafez, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Chapter Five
From Suspect to Suspecting: Muslim Communities in Ireland and the Irish Gaze
James Carr, University of Limerick, Ireland

Chapter Six
Islamophobia and Australia’s Asylum Seeker Debate
Halim Rane, Griffith University, Australia
Nora Amath, Griffith University, Australia

Chapter Seven
Intersection of Sexism and Islamophobia: Media Constructions of "Muslim Woman"
Laura Navarro, Université Paris 8, France

Chapter Eight
Whose Jihad? Re-conceptualizing Islam and Citizenship to Face Islamophobia
Stéphane Lathion, Geneva University, Switzerland

Chapter Nine
Understanding Islam and Islamophobia Today
Nazeem Goolam, Rhodes University, South Africa

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