Racialization and Religion: Race, Culture and Difference in the Study of Antisemitism and Islamophobia, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Racialization and Religion

Race, Culture and Difference in the Study of Antisemitism and Islamophobia, 1st Edition

Edited by Nasar Meer


160 pages

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This volume locates the contemporary study of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia squarely within the fields of race and racism. As such, it challenges the extent to which discussion of the racialization of these minorities remains unrelated to each other, or is explored in distinct silos as a series of internal debates. By harnessing the explanatory power of long-established organizing concepts within the study of race and racism, this collection of articles makes a historically informed, theoretical and empirical contribution to aligning these analytical pursuits.

The collection brings together a range of perspectives on this subject, including a comparison between Islamophobia in early modern Spain and twenty-first century Europe, an examination of the ‘new anti-Semitism’, and an analysis of online anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic jokes.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Racialization and religion: race, culture and difference in the study of Antisemitism and Islamophobia Nasar Meer 1. Faith, culture and fear: comparing Islamophobia in early modern Spain and twenty-first-century Europe François Soyer 2. ‘Islamophobia never stands still’: race, religion, and culture Raymond Taras 3. Anti-Semitism in Britain: continuity and the absence of a resurgence? Tony Kushner 4. Folk devils and racist imaginaries in a global prism: Islamophobia and anti-Semitism in the twenty-first century Pnina Werbner 5. Interrogating ‘new anti-Semitism’ Brian Klug 6. A rhetorical discourse analysis of online anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic jokes Simon Weaver 7. Semantics, scales and solidarities in the study of antisemitism and Islamophobia Nasar Meer

About the Editor

Dr Nasar Meer is a Reader and co-Director of the Centre for Civil Society and Citizenship, in the Department of Social Sciences at Northumbria University, UK.

About the Series

Ethnic and Racial Studies

Race, ethnicity and nationalism are at the heart of many of the major social and political issues in the present global environment. New antagonisms have emerged which require a rethinking of traditional theoretical and empirical perspectives. The books in this series are based on special issues of Ethnic and Racial Studies, the leading journal for the analysis of these issues throughout the world. Expert authors and editors present interdisciplinary research and theoretical analysis, drawing on sociology, social policy, anthropology, political science, economics, geography, international relations, history, social psychology and cultural studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Religion