Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 1, Fall

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
I. INTRODUCTION: HOW WASHINGTON'S 'WAR ON TERROR' BECAME EVERYONE ELSE'S AS WELL Any number of people can use (Islam) for their own objectives. The main thing for them is to gain power. We are going to be faced with this problem for a long time....
Islamophobia/Hispanophobia: The (Re) Configuration of the Racial Imperial/colonial Matrix
I We have been invoked to respond to the increasing culture of fear and rejection of the specter of Islam that unfolded in recent years mainly in Europe and the U.S., but also in the Russian Federation--that is to say, in the regions of the world...
Life in Samarkand: Caucasus and Central Asia Vis-a-Vis Russia, the West, and Islam
I would like to point out from the start that I am neither an Islamic intellectual, nor a Western style area specialist in Islamic thought. I do not share the viewpoint typical of most Western Sovietologists, who after the collapse of the Soviet Union...
Militarization, Globalization, and Islamist Social Movements: How Today's Ideology of Islamophobia Fuels Militant Islam
At the dawn of the 21st century, the September 11th terrorist attacks and U.S. embrace of a so-called global war on terrorism shattered illusions of the universal spread of liberal cosmopolitan globalization promoted by theorists of the end of history...
Muslim Responses to Integration Demands in the Netherlands since 9/11
In April 2006, the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy, better known by its acronym WRR (1), issued four studies on various aspects of Islamism. A fifth report summarized these findings for policy purposes. The WRR has been advising...
No Race to the Swift: Negotiating Racial Identity in Past and Present Eastern Europe
1. MENTAL MAPS OF EUROPE: HISTORY AND TERMS OF TRADE Portrayals of Eastern European countries as "bridges" between East and West are commonplace both in the media and in the political discourse. In particular, the popular label "gateway to the East"...
Probing Islamophobia
The present issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge presents the results of an international conference on "The Post-September 11 New Ethnic/Racial Configurations in Europe and the United States: The Case of Islamophobia"...
The Long-Duree Entanglement between Islamophobia and Racism in the Modern/colonial Capitalist/patriarchal World-System: An Introduction
Any discussion of Islamophobia today has to depart from a discussion about the cartography of power of the "world-system" for the past 500 years. If we understand the "modern world-system" as a global inter-state system organized solely in terms of...
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