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"Islamophobia" is a term that has been widely applied to anti-Muslim ideas and actions, especially since 9/11. The contributors to this provocative volume explore and critique the usefulness of the concept for understanding contexts ranging from the Middle Ages to the modern day. Moving beyond familiar explanations such as good Muslim/bad Muslim stereotypes or the "clash of civilizations," they describe Islamophobia's counterpart, Islamophilia, which deploys similar oppositions in the interest of fostering public acceptance of Islam. Contributors address topics such as conflicts over Islam outside and within Muslim communities in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and South Asia; the cultural politics of literature, humor, and urban renewal; and religious conversion to Islam.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. vii
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  1. Introduction: Islam as an Object of Fear and Affection
  2. pp. 1-25
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  1. Part One: Continuities and Transformations
  2. p. 27
  1. 1. Western Hostility toward Muslims: A History of the Present
  2. pp. 29-52
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  1. 2. The Khalil Gibran International Academy: Diasporic Confrontations with an Emerging Islamophobia
  2. pp. 53-75
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  1. Part Two
  2. p. 77
  1. 3. The God that Failed: The Neo-Orientalism of Today's Muslim Commentators
  2. pp. 79-93
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  1. 4. Gendering Islamophobia and Islamophilia: The Case of Shi'i Muslim Women in Lebanon
  2. pp. 94-110
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  1. 5. Bridging Traditions: Madrasaas and Their Internal Critics
  2. pp. 111-138
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  1. Part Three
  2. p. 139
  1. 6. The Fantasy and Violence of Religious Imagination: Islamophonia and Anti-Semitism in France and North Africa
  2. pp. 141-171
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  1. 7. German Converts to Islam and Their Ambivalent Relations with Immigrant Muslims
  2. pp. 172-192
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  1. Part Four: Attraction and Repulsion in Shared Space
  2. p. 193
  1. 8. Muslim Ethnic Comedy: Inversions of Islamophobia
  2. pp. 195-208
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  1. 9. Competing for Muslims: New Strategies for Urban Renewal in Detroit
  2. pp. 209-236
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 237-238
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 239-250
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253004543
Related ISBN
9780253354792
MARC Record
OCLC
654029487
Pages
260
Launched on MUSE
2011-07-21
Language
English
Open Access
No
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