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The Rise of Global Islamophobia in the War on Terror

Event Name

The Rise of Global Islamophobia in the War on Terror

Event Price

Free
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Event Date

17 January 2023

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16 January 2023

Location

Online via Zoom

About

Manchester University Press are delighted to host an online panel to celebrate the recent publication of The Rise of Global Islamophobia in the War on Terror (Manchester University Press, 2022), edited by Naved Bakali and Farid Hafez, in its new Postcolonial International Studies series. The panel, coming together from locations around the world, will develop and discuss the main themes of the book in conversation with the series editors and the audience.

 

Book Description

The 'War on Terror' ushered in a new era of anti-Muslim bias and racism. Anti-Muslim racism, or Islamophobia, is influenced by local economies, power structures and histories. However, the War on Terror, a conflict undefined by time and place, with a homogenised Muslim 'Other' framed as a perpetual enemy, has contributed towards a global Islamophobic narrative. This edited international volume examines the connections between interpersonal and institutional anti-Muslim racism that have contributed to the growth and emboldening of nativist and populist protest movements globally. It maps out categories of Islamophobia, revealing how localised histories, conflicts and contemporary geopolitical realities have textured the ways that Islamophobia has manifested across the global North and South. At the same time, it seeks to highlight activism and resistance confronting Islamophobia. See book here.

Naved Bakali (editor, contributor)
Farid Hafez (editor, contributor)
Derya Iner (contributor)
Farhan Mujahid Chak (contributor)
Ben Whitham (discussant)

Chaired by Meera Sabaratnam (series co-editor, Postcolonial International Studies)