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The declaration of a “War on Terror” in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks brought sweeping changes to the American criminal justice and national security systems, as well as a massive shift in the American public opinion of both individual Muslims and the Islamic religion generally. Since that time, sociologist Saher Selod argues, Muslim Americans have experienced higher levels of racism in their everyday lives. In Forever Suspect, Selod shows how a specific American religious identity has acquired racial meanings, resulting in the hyper surveillance of Muslim citizens. Drawing on forty-eight in-depth interviews with South Asian and Arab Muslim Americans, she investigates how Muslim Americans are subjected to racialized surveillance in both an institutional context by the state and a social context by their neighbors and co-workers. Forever Suspect underscores how this newly racialized religious identity changes the social location of Arabs and South Asians on the racial hierarchy further away from whiteness and compromises their status as American citizens.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction: Racialized Surveillance in the War on Terror
  2. pp. 1-29
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  1. Chapter 1. Moving from South Asian and Arab Identities to a Muslim Identity
  2. pp. 30-48
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  1. Chapter 2. Flying while Muslim: State Surveillance of Muslim Americans in U.S. Airports
  2. pp. 49-74
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  1. Chapter 3. Citizen Surveillance
  2. pp. 75-98
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  1. Chapter 4. Self-Discipline or Resistance?: Muslim American Men and Women’s Responses to Their Hypersurveillance
  2. pp. 99-124
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  1. Chapter 5. Shifting Racial Terrain for Muslim Americans: The Impact of Racialized Surveillance
  2. pp. 125-133
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  1. Conclusion: The Future for Muslims in the United States
  2. pp. 134-138
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  1. Appendix: Methodology
  2. pp. 139-142
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 143-146
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 147-152
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  1. References
  2. pp. 153-164
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 165-170
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 171-172
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813588377
Related ISBN
9780813588353
MARC Record
OCLC
1042074320
Pages
174
Launched on MUSE
2018-07-07
Language
English
Open Access
No
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