Islamophobia and everyday multiculturalism in Australia

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Abstract

This book explores Islamophobia in Australia, shifting attention from its victims to its perpetrators by examining the visceral, atavistic nature of people’s feelings and responses to the Muslim ‘other’ in everyday life.
Based on ethnographic fieldwork, Islamophobia and Everyday Multiculturalism sheds light on the problematizations of Muslims amongst Anglo and non-Anglo Australians, investigating the impact of whiteness on minorities’ various reactions to Muslims. Advancing a micro-interactional, ethnographically oriented perspective, the author demonstrates the ways in which Australia’s histories and logics of racial exclusion, thinking and expression produce processes in which whiteness socializes, habituates and ‘teaches’ ‘racializing’ behaviour, and shows how national and global events, moral panics, and political discourse infiltrate everyday encounters between Muslims and non-Muslims, producing distinct structures of feeling and discursive, affective and social practices of Islamophobia. As such, it will be of interest to social scientists with interests in race and ethnicity, migration and diaspora and Islamophobia.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages195
ISBN (Electronic)9781315179933, 9781351717830
ISBN (Print)9781138894532
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameStudies in Migration and Diaspora
PublisherRoutledge

Fingerprint

multicultural society
Muslim
social scientist
diaspora
everyday life
exclusion
ethnicity
minority
migration
islamophobia
event
discourse
history

Cite this

Abdel-Fattah, R. (2018). Islamophobia and everyday multiculturalism in Australia. (Studies in Migration and Diaspora). London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315179933
Abdel-Fattah, Randa. / Islamophobia and everyday multiculturalism in Australia. London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2018. 195 p. (Studies in Migration and Diaspora).
@book{8e80d1e317a249ac9f550c5f03903ba2,
title = "Islamophobia and everyday multiculturalism in Australia",
abstract = "This book explores Islamophobia in Australia, shifting attention from its victims to its perpetrators by examining the visceral, atavistic nature of people’s feelings and responses to the Muslim ‘other’ in everyday life.Based on ethnographic fieldwork, Islamophobia and Everyday Multiculturalism sheds light on the problematizations of Muslims amongst Anglo and non-Anglo Australians, investigating the impact of whiteness on minorities’ various reactions to Muslims. Advancing a micro-interactional, ethnographically oriented perspective, the author demonstrates the ways in which Australia’s histories and logics of racial exclusion, thinking and expression produce processes in which whiteness socializes, habituates and ‘teaches’ ‘racializing’ behaviour, and shows how national and global events, moral panics, and political discourse infiltrate everyday encounters between Muslims and non-Muslims, producing distinct structures of feeling and discursive, affective and social practices of Islamophobia. As such, it will be of interest to social scientists with interests in race and ethnicity, migration and diaspora and Islamophobia.",
author = "Randa Abdel-Fattah",
year = "2018",
doi = "10.4324/9781315179933",
language = "English",
isbn = "9781138894532",
series = "Studies in Migration and Diaspora",
publisher = "Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group",
address = "United Kingdom",

}

Abdel-Fattah, R 2018, Islamophobia and everyday multiculturalism in Australia. Studies in Migration and Diaspora, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, London ; New York. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315179933

Islamophobia and everyday multiculturalism in Australia. / Abdel-Fattah, Randa.

London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2018. 195 p. (Studies in Migration and Diaspora).

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

TY - BOOK

T1 - Islamophobia and everyday multiculturalism in Australia

AU - Abdel-Fattah,Randa

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - This book explores Islamophobia in Australia, shifting attention from its victims to its perpetrators by examining the visceral, atavistic nature of people’s feelings and responses to the Muslim ‘other’ in everyday life.Based on ethnographic fieldwork, Islamophobia and Everyday Multiculturalism sheds light on the problematizations of Muslims amongst Anglo and non-Anglo Australians, investigating the impact of whiteness on minorities’ various reactions to Muslims. Advancing a micro-interactional, ethnographically oriented perspective, the author demonstrates the ways in which Australia’s histories and logics of racial exclusion, thinking and expression produce processes in which whiteness socializes, habituates and ‘teaches’ ‘racializing’ behaviour, and shows how national and global events, moral panics, and political discourse infiltrate everyday encounters between Muslims and non-Muslims, producing distinct structures of feeling and discursive, affective and social practices of Islamophobia. As such, it will be of interest to social scientists with interests in race and ethnicity, migration and diaspora and Islamophobia.

AB - This book explores Islamophobia in Australia, shifting attention from its victims to its perpetrators by examining the visceral, atavistic nature of people’s feelings and responses to the Muslim ‘other’ in everyday life.Based on ethnographic fieldwork, Islamophobia and Everyday Multiculturalism sheds light on the problematizations of Muslims amongst Anglo and non-Anglo Australians, investigating the impact of whiteness on minorities’ various reactions to Muslims. Advancing a micro-interactional, ethnographically oriented perspective, the author demonstrates the ways in which Australia’s histories and logics of racial exclusion, thinking and expression produce processes in which whiteness socializes, habituates and ‘teaches’ ‘racializing’ behaviour, and shows how national and global events, moral panics, and political discourse infiltrate everyday encounters between Muslims and non-Muslims, producing distinct structures of feeling and discursive, affective and social practices of Islamophobia. As such, it will be of interest to social scientists with interests in race and ethnicity, migration and diaspora and Islamophobia.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85041611359&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.4324/9781315179933

DO - 10.4324/9781315179933

M3 - Book

SN - 9781138894532

T3 - Studies in Migration and Diaspora

BT - Islamophobia and everyday multiculturalism in Australia

PB - Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group

CY - London ; New York

ER -

Abdel-Fattah R. Islamophobia and everyday multiculturalism in Australia. London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2018. 195 p. (Studies in Migration and Diaspora). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315179933