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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Securitizing Islam : Identity and the Search for Security.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||9781139232395 1139232398 9781139104142 1139104144|
|Description:||1 online resource (288 pages)|
|Contents:||Cover; Securitizing Islam; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1: Ontological security and Britishness; Introduction; Ontological security; Imagining Britishness 1: Cruikshank's Hollanders; Imagining Britishness 2: pictures from the 1930s; Imagining Britishness 3: Taking Liberties; The ontological security of Cruikshank, Grierson and Colley's Britishnesses; 2: A post-Copenhagen securitization theory; Introduction; Securitization theory, beyond the Copenhagen School; Reconstructions of identity, spatiality and temporality; Methods, sources, ethics. MethodsSources; Ethics; Britishness, terrorism and post-Copenhagen securitizations; 3: 'Two World Wars and one World Cup': constructing contemporary Britishness; Introduction; The Germans: in football and in comedy; The foundations of contemporary Britishness; Entrenching contemporary Britishness; The post-war years: moral virtue, exceptionalism and phlegm; The 1960s to the 1980s: the new 'meritocracy'; From the 1960s: the emergence of British 'tolerance'; Conclusion; 4: 'New Britishness' and the 'new terrorism'; Introduction; Competing Britishnesses: Norman Tebbit and Gordon Brown. Institutionalizing the 'new Britishness'Terrorism within; Conclusion; 5: The construction of ontological insecurity; Introduction; Elite constructions of Radical and Orientalized Others; Media (re)securitizations; Securitized performances in everyday life; The public intellectual as securitizing actor; The bishop; The author; The academic; The journalist; Conclusion; Conclusion; Select bibliography; Index.|
"Because the book is erudite and insightful, it is not for everyone and certainly not for undergraduates. Although Croft writes about "Britishness" and Islam those topics are truly not the focus of
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