Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12389/20939
Title: Islamophobia
Authors: Allen, Christopher 
Subject Keywords: intolerance ; religion or belief ; religious or belief groups ; Muslims ; history ; media ; Muslims ; religious or belief groups
Key Issues: Intolerance against Muslims
Issue Date: Nov-2010
Publisher: Ashgate
Publication Country: United Kingdom 
Publication Place : Farnham
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom 
Country Coverage: United Kingdom 
URL more information: http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calcTitle=1&title_id=5285&edition_id=13643
Abstract: Publisher's description: Despite numerous sources suggesting that Islamophobia is becoming both increasingly prevalent and societally acceptable in the contemporary world, there remains a lack of textual sources that consider either the phenomenon itself, or its manifestations and consequences. There is no authoritative text that attempts to understand or contextualise what might be seen to be one of the most dangerous prejudices in the contemporary climate. Chris Allen begins by looking at ways of defining and understanding Islamophobia. He traces its historical evolution to the present day, considering the impact of recent events and their aftermath especially in the wake of the events of September 11, before trying to understand and comprehend a wider conception of the phenomenon. A series of investigations thematically consider the role of the media, the contemporary positioning of Muslims throughout the world, and whether Islamophobia can be seen to be a continuum of historical anti-Muslimism or anti-Islamism, or whether Islamophobia is an entirely modern concept. The issue of Islamophobia is considered from the perspective of the local, regional, and global. The incidence of Islamophobia, and the magnitude of the phenomenon and its consequences, is one that warrants a greater investigation in the world today. This book is both academically and socially relevant and necessary.
Physical Description: 218 p.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12389/20939
ISBN: 978-0-7546-5140-6
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