Islamophobic hate crimes have increased significantly following the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and 7/7. More recently, the rhetoric surrounding Trump’s election and presidency, Brexit, the rise of far-right groups and ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks worldwide have promoted a climate where Islamophobia and anti-Muslim sentiments have become ‘legitimised’.
The Routledge International Handbook of Islamophobia provides a comprehensive single-volume collection of key readings in Islamophobia. Consisting of 32 chapters accessibly written by scholars, policy makers and practitioners, it seeks to examine the nature, extent, implications of, and responses to Islamophobic hate crime both nationally and internationally.
This volume will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as postdoctoral researchers interested in fields such as Criminology, Victimology, Sociology, Social Policy, Religious Studies, Law and related Social Sciences subjects. It will also appeal to scholars, policy makers and practitioners working in and around the areas of Islamophobic hate crimes.
Table of Contents
Irene Zempi and Imran Awan
Part 1: Conceptualising Islamophobia
1. The debate over the utility and precision of the term ‘Islamophobia’
2. Islamophobia as the racialization of Muslims
Nasar Meer and Tariq Modood
3. Islamophobia as the Hidden Hand of Structural and Cultural Racism
4. A multidimensional model of understanding Islamophobia
Saied Reza Ameli and Arzu Merali
5. Mapping and Mainstreaming Islamophobia: Between the illiberal and liberal
Aurelien Mondon and Aaron Winter
6. The Psychology of hate crime offenders who target Muslims: who could be a hate crime offender?
7. ‘Your pain is my pain’: examining the community impacts of Islamophobic hate crimes
Jenny L. Paterson, Mark A. Walters and Rupert Brown
Part 2: Patterns of Islamophobia through European lens
8. A historical perspective: Secularism, ‘white backlash’ and Islamophobia in France
9. Contemporary Islamophobia in France
10. The Gendered Dimension of Islamophobia in Belgium
11. Islamophobia in Ireland: Challenges from Below?
12. The Racialised and Islamophobic Framing of the Rotherham and Rochdale Child Sexual Abuse Scandal
13. Discrimination against Muslims in Scotland
14. Islamophobia and the Muslim Student: Disciplining the Intellect
15. Islamophobia in UK universities
Hareem Ghani and Ilyas Nagdee
16. Islamophobia in Greece: The ‘Muslim threat’ and the panic about Islam
17. Islamophobia almost without Muslims: the case of Poland
18. Islamophobia and the quest for European identity in Poland
Katarzyna Górak-Sosnowska and Marta Pachocka
Part 3: Patterns of Islamophobia through global lens
19. Islamophobia and the US Ideological Infrastructure of white supremacy
20. Youth Activism and Post-9/11 Islamophobia: The ways interfaith activism is produced as a response to Islamophobia and the limits of religious multiculturalism
21. Diasporas and dystopias on the beach: Burkini wars in France and Australia
Shakira Hussein, Scheherazade Bloul and Scott Poynting
22. Breaking the Peace: The Quebec City Terrorist Attack
23. Understanding Islamophobia in Southeast Asia
Mohamed Nawab Mohamed Osman
24. Islamophobia in US Schools
Loukia Sarroub and Shabana Mir
Part 4: Responding to Islamophobia
25. Micro-level Management of Islamophobia: Negotiation, Deflection and Resistance
Fatima Khan and Gabe Mythen
26. Race, Racism, Islamophobia: Journalists’ perceptions and Muslim responses
27. Flying while Muslim: Should we be concerned about Islamophobia at the airport?
28. Far-Right Islamophobia: From ideology to ‘Mainstreamed’ Hate Crimes
Matthew Feldman and Paul Stocker
29. Islamophobia and the radical right in Europe: nostalgia or alternative utopia?
30. Terrorism, Hate Speech and 'Cumulative Extremism' on Facebook: A case study
Mark Littler and Kathy Kondor
31. The Police Challenges in Responding to Islamophobic Hate Crime
32. Governmental Responses to Islamophobia in the United Kingdom: a two decade retrospective
Irene Zempi is a Lecturer in Criminology at Nottingham Trent University, UK.
Imran Awan is a Professor in Criminology and Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University, UK.