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Islamophobia and the politics of empire

Author: Deepa Kumar
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Haymarket Books, 2012.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deepa Kumar
ISBN: 9781608462117 1608462110
OCLC Number: 801355394
Description: 238 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Images of Islam in Europe --
Early contact with Islam --
Al-Andalus and Muslim rule in Europe --
The crusades and the reconquista --
From polemic to indifference --
The Ottomans --
Romanticism and the Enlightenment --
Colonialism and Orientalism --
Napoleon and "enlightened" colonialism --
The characteristics of Orientalism --
American imperialism --
The persistence of Orientalist myths --
Myth one: Islam is a monolithic religion --
Myth two: Islam is a uniquely sexist religion --
Myth three: the "Muslim mind" Is incapable of reason and rationality --
Myth four: Islam is an inherently violent religion --
Myth five: Muslims are incapable of democracy and self-rule --
Allies and enemies : the United States and political Islam --
Islam and modernization --
Saudi Arabia and the King of Islam --
Iran and Afghanistan : irrational mullahs and freedom fighters --
Israel's enemies --
Islamists and the post-Cold War era --
The separation of mosque and state --
Orientalist myths --
The de facto separation of religion and politics --
Modernization and secularization --
The failures of Islamic revivalism --
Radical secular nationalism --
Political Islam : a historical analysis --
What is political Islam? --
The growth of political Islam --
Political Islam : mixed fortunes --
Political Islam through an anti-imperialist framework --
The foreign policy establishment and the "Islamic threat" --
The neocons --
The Israel connection --
Humanitarian imperialism --
September 11 and the Bush doctrine --
Obama and liberal imperialism --
Legalizing racism : Muslims and the attack on civil liberties --
Terrorizing Arabs and Muslims --
Surveillance, detention, and deportation --
Preemptive prosecution --
The terrorism spectacle --
Theories of radicalization --
Green scare : the making of the domestic Muslim enemy --
Manufacturing the green scare --
The "Ground Zero mosque" controversy --
The rise of the Islamophobic network --
Islamophobia and the new McCarthyism --
The new McCarthyites --
"Education" and media propaganda --
Mainstream and liberal enablers --
Systemic racism --
Conclusion : fighting Islamophobia.
Responsibility: Deepa Kumar.

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