Political and Cultural Representations of Muslims: Islam in the Plural

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At a time of tension between some Muslim and non-Muslim countries, accompanied by frictions between Muslim and non-Muslim majorities or minorities within states, this collection centres on the often distorted perceptions underlying public debates over collective identities and cultures.
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Overview

At a time of tension between some Muslim and non-Muslim countries, accompanied by frictions between Muslim and non-Muslim majorities or minorities within states, this collection centres on the often distorted perceptions underlying public debates over collective identities and cultures.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004231023
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/19/2012
  • Series: Muslim Minorities Series
  • Pages: 212

Meet the Author

Christopher Flood, D.Phil. (1981) University of Oxford, is Emeritus Professor in the School of Politics, University of Surrey. His books and articles have centred on ideological discourses, political myth, and defensive nationalism. His most recent book (co-authored with Stephen Hutchings, Galina Miazhevich and Henri Nickels) is Islam, Security and Television News (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

Stephen Hutchings, Ph.D. (1987) University of Durham, is Professor of Russian Studies at the University of Manchester and President of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies. He has published widely on the Russian media and recently completed a major grant project on European television representations of Islam.

Galina Miazhevich, Ph.D. (2007) University of Manchester, is Gorbachev Media Research Fellow at Christ Church, Oxford. She is also an associate of the Reuters Institute for Journalism, University of Oxford, and was previously a Research Associate at the University of Manchester. She has published extensively on media and socio-cultural change in post-communist societies.

Henri C. Nickels, Ph.D. (2005), University of Amsterdam, is Programme Manager - Social Research at the EU Fundamental Rights Agency. He has published articles on the social construction of Muslim and Irish communities, recently including “De/constructing ‘Suspect’ Communities,” Journalism Studies (2012).

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction
Uncovering an Islamic Paradigm of International Relations - John Turner
Representation and Self-Representation of Radical Islamism in the UK: Through the Mirroring Lens of the Political Self - Danila Genovese
Why Wear a Headscarf in Parliament? Danish Secularist, Nationalist and Feminist Ideas about Muslims - Signe Kjær Jørgensen
“People Think Our Lives Are Dark.” Diasporic Resistance to the Metaphoric Darkening of Female Islamic Identity - Chloe Patton
Reason, Passion, and Islam: The Impact of Emotionality and Values on Political Tolerance - Tereza Capelos & Dunya Van Troost
Islamophobia and Turcoscepticism in Europe? A Four Nation Study - Ebru Ş. Canan-Sokullu
Representing Gender, Defining Muslims? Gender and Figures of Otherness in Public Discourse in Switzerland - Matteo Gianni & Gaetan Clavien
The French Anti-Racist Movement and the ‘Muslim Question’ - Timothy Peace
Foreign Policy and its Impact on Arab Stereotypes in English-Language Popular Fiction of the 1970s-80s - Ahmed K. al-Rawi
Exploring Anwar: Religion, Identity and Nationalism - Priyasha Kaul
Curating against Dissent: Museums and the Public Debate on Islam - Mirjam Shatanawi
References
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