Introduction: Relationships between Islamophobia and radicalization

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While the themes of radicalization and Islamophobia have been broadly addressed by academia, to date there has been little investigation of the crosspollination between the two. Is Islamophobia a significant catalyst or influence on radicalization and recruitment? How do radicalization and Islamophobia interact, operate, feed one another, and ultimately pull societies toward polar extremes in domestic and foreign policy? The wide-ranging and global contributions collected here explore these questions through perspectives grounded in sociology, political theory, psychology, and religion. The volume provides an urgently needed and timely examination of the root causes of both radicalization and Islamophobia; the cultural construction and consumption of radical and Islamophobic discourses; the local and global contexts that fertilize these extreme stances; and, finally, the everyday Muslim in the shadow of these opposing but equally vociferous forces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIslamophobia and radicalization
Subtitle of host publicationBreeding intolerance and violence
EditorsDerya Iner, John L. Esposito
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319952376
ISBN (Print)9783319952369
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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