Islamophobia from within: A case study on Australian Muslim women

Derya Iner, Katy Nebhan

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The study of Islamophobia in the past decade has been a study of dichotomies informed by long-held prejudices, fears and stereotypes located within a largely Western context.Following the landmark publication of Islamophobia: A Challenge For Us All, the report of the Runnymede Trust Commission on British Muslims and Islamophobia (1997), numerous studies have sought to add to the growing body of research and commentary on Islamophobia that has centred on the nature and nurture of anti-Muslim racism. ‘Location’ has been relevant principally as an indicator that situates the Islamophobic experience within a Western context. As such the ‘West’, with its transnational media, has not only been the focal point for the experience and dissemination of anti-Muslim racism and marginalization, it has become the space where public, political as well as academic discourses relating to Islamophobia operate on the premise that this experience is between ‘Muslim’ and ‘non Muslim’. The contribution to Muslim civilian risk mitigation made by this binary presumption is manifold. As well as overlooking the experiences of Islamophobia among Muslims living in the West and their root causes, it fails to differentiate between the differing levels of religious identification among Muslims and the levels of assimilation resulting from the influence of Western Islamophobia
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIslamophobia in Muslim majority societies
EditorsEnes Bayrakli, Farid Hafez
Place of PublicationUnited States
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780429464850
ISBN (Print)9781138613003
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Sociology


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