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Published in: Contemporary Islam 1/2014

01-01-2014

Review of Chris Allen, Islamophobia

Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2010. Vii + 210 pp. ISBN 978-0-7546-5140-6

Author: Sindre Bangstad

Published in: Contemporary Islam | Issue 1/2014

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In recent years, new academic titles on Islamophobia in the form of monographs, reports and journal articles have been piling up on my office desk. The term has been used by no lesser figures than the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, by various UN and EU agencies, as well as the essential magazine for liberal free-marketers and thinkers, The Economist. That – literally—speaks volumes about a concept which is in Brian Klug’s apt terms—‘coming of age’ (Brian Klug, ‘Islamophobia: A Concept Comes of Age’, forthcoming in Ethnicities 2012). This ‘coming of age’ of the concept of Islamophobia is articulated in a higher level of reflexivity about the theoretical underpinnings of the concept, its conceptual limitations, and its empirical applicability. Yet the term Islamophobia was from its very popularization, by the first Runnymede Trust Report on Islamophobia from 1997 entitled ‘Islamophobia-A Challenge For Us All’, a contested concept. And it still is, in some countries more than others. …
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Title
Review of Chris Allen, Islamophobia
Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2010. Vii + 210 pp. ISBN 978-0-7546-5140-6
Author
Sindre Bangstad
Publication date
01-01-2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Published in
Contemporary Islam / Issue 1/2014
Print ISSN: 1872-0218
Electronic ISSN: 1872-0226
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11562-012-0203-1