Human Architecture

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 1, Fall

Editor's Note: Probing Islamophobia
Abstract: This is a journal editorial note to the proceedings of the international conference on "The Post-September 11 New Ethnic/Racial Configurations in Europe and the United States: The Case of Islamophobia" organized by Ramón Grosfoguel (U.C. Berkeley)...
How Washington's 'War on Terror' Became Everyone's: Islamophobia and the Impact of September 11 on the Political Terrain of South and Southeast Asia
Abstract: This paper sets out to examine the political impact of September 11, 2001, on South and Southeast Asia, focusing on three countries in particular: Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia. It argues that the events following the terrorist attacks on...
Life in Samarkand: Caucasus and Central Asia Vis-À-Vis Russia, the West, and Islam
Abstract: This paper aims at defining the specific negotiating subjectivity of a trickster that can be found in such bordering locales as the Caucasus and Central Asia, positioned in-between Europe and Asia on the one hand and Western modernity and Islam...
No Race to the Swift: Negotiating Racial Identity in Past and Present Eastern Europe
Abstract: Portrayals of Eastern European countries as "bridges" between East and West are commonplace both in the media and in the political discourse. While the question of the historical origin of Europe's East-West divide is still under heavy dispute...
The Long-Durée Entanglement between Islamophobia and Racism in the Modern/Colonial Capitalist/Patriarchal World-System: An Introduction
Abstract: The first part of this essay discusses Islamophobia as a form of racism in a world-historical perspective. The second part is a discussion of Islamophobia as a form of cultural racism. The third part is on Islamophobia as Orientalism. The fourth...