Global Islamophobia: Muslims and moral panic in the West

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/238261
Title:
Global Islamophobia: Muslims and moral panic in the West
Authors:
Morgan, George; Poynting, Scott
Citation:
Morgan, G. & Poynting, S., eds. Global Islamophobia: Muslims and moral panic in the West. Farnham: Ashgate, 2012
Publisher:
Ashgate
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/238261
Additional Links:
http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calctitle=1&pageSubject=2905&title_id=11044&edition_id=14545
Abstract:
The decade since 9/11 has seen a decline in liberal tolerance in the West as Muslims have endured increasing levels of repression. This book presents a series of case studies from Western Europe, Australia and North America demonstrating the transnational character of Islamophobia. The authors explore contemporary intercultural conflicts using the concept of moral panic, revitalised for the era of globalisation. Exploring various sites of conflict, Global Islamophobia considers the role played by 'moral entrepreneurs' in orchestrating popular xenophobia and in agitating for greater surveillance, policing and cultural regulation of those deemed a threat to the nation's security or imagined community. This timely collection examines the interpenetration of the global and the local in the West's cultural politics towards Islam, highlighting parallels in the responses of governments and in the worrying reversion to a politics of coercion and assimilation. As such, it will be of interest to scholars of sociology and politics with interests in race and ethnicity; citizenship and assimilation; political communication, securitisation and The War on Terror; and moral panics.
Type:
Book
Language:
en
ISBN:
978-1-4094-3119-0

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dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Georgeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPoynting, Scotten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-13T14:21:46Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-13T14:21:46Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationMorgan, G. & Poynting, S., eds. Global Islamophobia: Muslims and moral panic in the West. Farnham: Ashgate, 2012en_GB
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-4094-3119-0-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2173/238261-
dc.description.abstractThe decade since 9/11 has seen a decline in liberal tolerance in the West as Muslims have endured increasing levels of repression. This book presents a series of case studies from Western Europe, Australia and North America demonstrating the transnational character of Islamophobia. The authors explore contemporary intercultural conflicts using the concept of moral panic, revitalised for the era of globalisation. Exploring various sites of conflict, Global Islamophobia considers the role played by 'moral entrepreneurs' in orchestrating popular xenophobia and in agitating for greater surveillance, policing and cultural regulation of those deemed a threat to the nation's security or imagined community. This timely collection examines the interpenetration of the global and the local in the West's cultural politics towards Islam, highlighting parallels in the responses of governments and in the worrying reversion to a politics of coercion and assimilation. As such, it will be of interest to scholars of sociology and politics with interests in race and ethnicity; citizenship and assimilation; political communication, securitisation and The War on Terror; and moral panics.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAshgateen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calctitle=1&pageSubject=2905&title_id=11044&edition_id=14545en_GB
dc.titleGlobal Islamophobia: Muslims and moral panic in the Westen
dc.typeBooken
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