Islamophobia/Islamophilia: Beyond the Politics of Enemy and Friend (Indiana Series in Middle East Studies)
By: Andrew Shryock (editor)Paperback
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"Islamophobia" is a term that has been widely applied to anti-Muslim ideas and actions, especially since 9/11. The contributors to this provocative volume explore and critique the usefulness of the concept for understanding contexts ranging from the Middle Ages to the modern day. Moving beyond familiar explanations such as good Muslim/bad Muslim stereotypes or the "clash of civilizations," they describe Islamophobia's counterpart, Islamophilia, which deploys similar oppositions in the interest of fostering public acceptance of Islam. Contributors address topics such as conflicts over Islam outside and within Muslim communities in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and South Asia; the cultural politics of literature, humor, and urban renewal; and religious conversion to Islam.
Andrew Shryock is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. He is author of Nationalism and the Genealogical Imagination and co-author of Arab Detroit and Citizenship and Crisis: Arab Detroit after 9/11.
Acknowledgments Introduction: Islam as an Object of Fear and Affection: A Problem for Critical Analysis / Andrew Shryock Part 1. Continuities and Transformations 1. Western Hostility toward Muslims: A History of the Present / Toma Mastnak 2. The Khalil Gibran International Academy: Diasporic Confrontations with an Emerging Islamophobia / Naamah Paley Part 2. Modern (Self) Criticism 3. The God That Failed: The Neo-Orientalism of Today's Muslim Commentators / Moustafa Bayoumi 4. Gendering Islamophobia and Islamophilia: The Case of Shii Muslim Women in Lebanon / Lara Deeb 5. Bridging Traditions: Madrasas and Their Internal Critics / Muhammad Qasim Zaman Part 3. Violence and Conversion in Europe 6. The Fantasy and Violence of Religious Imagination: Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism in France and North Africa / Paul A. Silverstein 7. German Converts to Islam and Their Ambivalent Relations with Immigrant Muslims / Esra zyurek Part 4. Attraction and Repulsion in Shared Space 8. Muslim Ethnic Comedy: Inversions of Islamophobia / Mucahit Bilici 9. Competing for Muslims: New Strategies for Urban Renewal in Detroit / Sally Howell List of Contributors Index
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