"Islamophobia" is a term that has been widely applied to anti-Muslimideas and actions, especially since 9/11. The contributors to this provocativevolume explore and critique the usefulness of the concept for understanding contextsranging from the Middle Ages to the modern day. Moving beyond familiar explanationssuch as good Muslim/bad Muslim stereotypes or the "clash of civilizations," theydescribe Islamophobia's counterpart, Islamophilia, which deploys similar oppositionsin the interest of fostering public acceptance of Islam. Contributors address topicssuch 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.
|Paperback Book, 250 pages||English|
|Indiana University Press (Jun. 30th, 2010)||Unknown|
|9780253221995||6.00 x 8.90 x 0.60 inches|