Islamophobia as a form of governmentality: Unbearable weightiness of the politics of fear

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Islamophobia as a form of governmentality: Unbearable weightiness of the politics of fear

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dc.contributor.author Kaya, Ayhan
dc.contributor.editor Fryklund, Björn
dc.contributor.editor Righard, Erica
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-05T07:41:38Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-05T07:41:38Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 57 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1650-5743
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/12704
dc.description.abstract The aim of this paper is to provide a review of the contemporary literature on Islamophobia in Europe, through the lens of immigration issues, socio-economic status and civic participation of Muslim origin migrants and their descendants as well as international constraints. In addition to critically reviewing the current state of knowledge and debate about Islamophobia through the literature, the paper seeks to address the most recent data, survey findings and public discourses available about the current state of Islamophobia in Europe. In the process, some references will also be made to the current rise of Islamophobia in the United States and its differences with the European context. Describing Islamophobia as a form of governmentality in Foucaultian sense, I shall argue that it operates as a form of cultural racism in Europe, which has become apparent together with the process of securitizing and stigmatizing migration and migrants in the age of neo-liberalism. Furthermore, I shall also claim that the growing Islamophobic form of governmentality has produced unintended consequences on both minorities and majorities in a way that has so far led to the political and social instrumentalization of Islam by Muslim origin minorities, and to the deployment of an antimulticulturalist discourse by the majority societies in the west. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Malmö University, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) en_US
dc.subject Islamophobia en_US
dc.subject governmentality en_US
dc.subject Europe en_US
dc.subject poverty en_US
dc.subject securitization en_US
dc.subject stigmatization en_US
dc.subject exclusion en_US
dc.subject racism en_US
dc.subject multiculturalism en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Islamophobia as a form of governmentality: Unbearable weightiness of the politics of fear en_US
dc.type Book en_US
dc.identifier.paperprint 1 en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Culture and Society en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Willy Brandt Series of Working Papers in International Migration and Ethnic Relations;1
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