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Geographies of Islamophobia

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Kawtar Najib



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Taylor and Francis , 2019.

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Islamophobia often refers to systemic racism against Muslims and the lived experiences of discrimination against people who are perceived as Muslim. These forms of racism and discrimination have intensified in the last couple of decades, especially since the War on Terror. This introduction argues that Islamophobia is a spatialized process that occurs at different scales in Muslim-minority countries: globe, nation, urban, neighbourhood, body and emotion. First, we outline a genealogy of the term, Islamophobia. Second, we demonstrate the ways in which Islamophobia occurs at different scales and is connected between scales. Finally, we introduce the papers in the special issue to highlight our argument that Islamophobia is multi-scalar. We also show how the methodological contributions of the research within geographies of Islamophobia can impact policy-making and political organizing against Islamophobia.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Najib K, Teeple Hopkins C

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Social and Cultural Geography

Year: 2019

Volume: 21

Issue: 4

Pages: 449-457

Online publication date: 16/12/2019

Acceptance date: 12/11/2019

Date deposited: 17/12/2019

ISSN (print): 1464-9365

ISSN (electronic): 1470-1197

Publisher: Taylor and Francis


DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2019.1705993


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