Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 2, Fall

Discrepancies around the Use of the Term "Islamophobia"
1. INTRODUCTION The systematic distortion of the Arab and Muslim world's image, along with the processes of essentialization and homogenization of a population otherwise increasingly plural and diverse, has given way to the appearance of a number...
Editor's Note: Exploring Islamophobia in the Spirit of the Late Nasr Abu-Zayd
This Fall 2010 issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge includes the proceedings of an international academic conference on "Debating Islamophobia," co-organized by Gema Martin Munoz, Director General of Casa Arabe (and...
Epistemic Islamophobia and Colonial Social Sciences
This paper is about the way epistemic racism shapes contemporary discussions on Islamophobia. The first part is a discussion about epistemic racism in the world-system. The second part is on the Western male hegemonic identity politics and the fundamentalist...
Fundamentally Danish? the Muhammad Cartoon Crisis as Transitional Drama
While the related themes of immigration and integration had come to play a central role in Danish public debates since the late 1990s, the cartoon affair (in Danish usually referred to as Muhammedkrisen, or the Muhammad crisis) galvanized public attention...
Historiographic Narratives: The Discourse Strategies for Constructing Expellable "Moorish" Subjects
INTRODUCTION On April 9, 1609, a decree was issued ruling that all descendents of Spanish Muslims, known as "Moriscos" or "new Moorish Christians," were to be expelled. The decree was signed by King Philip III on the instructions of his favourite,...
Introduction: Debating Islamophobia
Since the end of the Cold War, a series of "social fears" has spread through Western democracies and, among them, the "Muslim fear" appears to be one of the most prominent. "Western" values, such as freedom of expression, gender equality and national...
Islamophobia: A French Specificity in Europe?
As in all European countries following September 11th, 2001, France experienced a rise of anti-Islamic racism in many social sectors. However, it must be said that these 'Islamophobic attitudes' were already at work prior to the 9/11 event as much...
Islamophobia and Sexism: Muslim Women in the Western Mass Media
INTRODUCTION By claiming to champion objectivity and report "real" news, the informative discourse of the mass media conceals their important role as "builders of realities (1)" and, consequently, their key role in the processes of imagination-and...
Religions: From Phobia to Understanding
INTRODUCTION The present situation, especially the 'war against terrorism' campaign led by the United States which led to the empowerment of the terrorist's ideology of 'us against them,' seems to be discouraging. In fact, it is. Nevertheless, giving...
Terror and the Politics of Containment: Analysing the Discourse of the 'War on Terror' and Its Workings of Power
I. LYING TO STAY RELEVANT: HOW THE DISCOURSE OF THE 'WAR ON TERROR' SHAPED THE WORLD WE LIVED IN 'Colonial domination, because it is total and tends to over-simplify, very soon manages to disrupt in spectacular fashion the cultured life of a conquered...
The Homelessness of Muslimness: The Muslim Umma as a Diaspora
Introduction One of the hallmarks of Islamophobia is the way in which it denies Muslim agency. One of the ways this is done is by positing that Muslim identity is invalid and cannot designate a political subjectivity. The idea that Muslim identity...
Unconscious Islamophobia
"Islamophobia" is a term that is commonly used in Western societies despite the lack of an agreed definition or established legal explanation for the term, or even a consensus on its relevance. This is symptomatic of a new, emerging and increasingly...
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