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Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series

Islamophobia and Securitization

Religion, Ethnicity and the Female Voice

Authors: Saeed, Tania

  • Provides an interdisciplinary study which combines gender studies and security discourses
  • Moves beyond analysis of Muslims as a single category
  • Analyses the grassroots female Muslim experience in the UK
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About this book

This book explores everyday realities of young Muslim women in Britain, who are portrayed as antithetical to the British way of life in media and political discourse. The book captures how geo-political events, and national tragedies continue to implicate individuals and communities at the domestic and local level, communities that have no connection to such tragedies and events, other than being associated with a religio-ethnic identity. The author shows how Muslim women are caught within the spectrum of the vulnerable-fanatic, always perceived to be ‘at risk’ of being 'radicalized'. Focusing on educated Muslim females, the book explores experiences of Islamophobia and securitization inside and outside educational institutions, and highlights individual and group acts of resistance through dialogue, with Muslim women challenging the metanarrative of insecurity and suspicion that plagues their everyday existence in Britain. Islamophobia and Securitization will be of inte

rest to scholars and students researching Muslims in the West, in particular sociologists, anthropologists, and political scientists. It will also appeal to analysts and academics researching security and terrorism, race and racialization, as well as gender, immigration, and diaspora. 

About the authors

Tania Saeed is Assistant Professor at Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan. Her area of specialization is democratization and social exclusion with a focus on religious minorities, gender, and security in the context of the United Kingdom and Pakistan. 

Reviews

“In this book, Saeed explores the securitisation of British Muslims, specifically Muslim women of Pakistani origin. … Saeed’s work provides an important contribution to the discourse about Islam in Britain. … It is a must-read for anyone working on or interested in understanding the British Muslim experience and countering extremism in Britain.” (Amani El Sehrawey, LSE Review of Books, blogs.lse.ac.uk, July, 2017)


“As the incessant rise of Islamophobia … highlights the worse, otherwise hidden, blind spots of liberal democracies, the crisis has in turn generated a pathbreaking body of scholarship by critical thinkers across social sciences and humanities. This book is one exquisite example of such scholarship, where you will read a critical encounter between the convergent concepts of ‘religion’ and ‘ethnicity’ in a provocative conjunction with the female voice. This is a piece of magnificent scholarship and superb critical thinking.” (Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University, USA)

“It is hard to over-emphasise how important this book is … . The author has produced a sharp and incisive volume, which engages the reader throughout … . It really is a book for our times.” (Stuart Croft, University of Warwick, UK)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Gender, Islamophobia and the Security Discourse

    Saeed, Tania

    Pages 1-24

  • Muslims, South Asians and the Pakistani Community in Britain: Intersecting Security, Identity and Belonging

    Saeed, Tania

    Pages 25-56

  • Securitizing the Muslim Female: Islamophobia and the Hidden Terrorist

    Saeed, Tania

    Pages 57-83

  • Securitizing the Educated Muslim: Islamophobia, Radicalization and the Muslim Female Student

    Saeed, Tania

    Pages 85-116

  • Securitizing the Ethno-Religious Identity(s): Exploring Islamophobia as Pakophobia

    Saeed, Tania

    Pages 117-145

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32680-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-32679-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Islamophobia and Securitization
Book Subtitle
Religion, Ethnicity and the Female Voice
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32680-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32680-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32679-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 235
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