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Boundaries of Religious Freedom: Regulating Religion in Diverse Societies

Fear of Muslims?

International Perspectives on Islamophobia

Editors: Pratt, Douglas, Woodlock, Rachel (Eds.)

    • European, American and Australasian contexts
    • Interdisciplinarity – Authors from different disciplines, regions and backgrounds
    • Theoretical discussions and regional case studies
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This book takes a sober, evidenced-based look at the contemporary phenomenon of Islamophobia in both ‘old-world’ Europe, and the ‘new-world’ of America and Australia, and Southeast Asia. It includes theoretical and conceptual discussions about what Islamophobia is, how it manifests, and how it can be addressed, together with historical analysis, applied research and case-study chapters, considering the reality that manifests as a fear of Muslims.

Anxiety about the world’s second largest religion manifests as prejudice, discrimination and vilification and, in extreme cases, violence and murder. The real and perceived problems of the relationship between Islam and the West contribute to the phenomenon of Islamophobia.

This is a unique, multi-disciplinary work, with authors approaching the topic from a number of academic disciplines and from different religious and national backgrounds, providing for a greater appreciation of the complexity and diversity of Islamophobia. This multicultural and multi-religious approach undergirds the valuable insights the volume provides.

This book will be of interest to all concerned with the phenomenon of Islamophobia, and especially researchers and students in the social sciences, as well as scholars with a specific interest in Muslims living as minorities in the West. Also, those working in political science, international relations, sociology, religious studies and other fields will all find it of value. 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Understanding Islamophobia

    Pratt, Douglas (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • The Nature of Islamophobia: Some Key Features

    Yilmaz, Ihsan

    Pages 19-29

  • Islam as Feared Other: Perception and Reaction

    Pratt, Douglas

    Pages 31-43

  • Reproducing Fear: Islamophobia in the United States

    Wright, Stephanie

    Pages 45-65

  • Quest for Inclusion: Australia and Islamophobia

    Bouma, Gary D.

    Pages 67-78

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29698-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29696-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fear of Muslims?
Book Subtitle
International Perspectives on Islamophobia
Editors
  • Douglas Pratt
  • Rachel Woodlock
Series Title
Boundaries of Religious Freedom: Regulating Religion in Diverse Societies
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29698-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29698-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29696-8
Series ISSN
2214-5281
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 262
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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