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Fear of Muslims?

International Perspectives on Islamophobia

  • Douglas Pratt
  • Rachel Woodlock


  • European, American and Australasian contexts

  • Interdisciplinarity – Authors from different disciplines, regions and backgrounds

  • Theoretical discussions and regional case studies


Table of contents

About this book


This book takes a sober, evidenced-based look at the contemporary phenomenon of Islamophobia in both ‘old-world’ Europe, and the ‘new-world’ of America and Australia, and Southeast Asia. It includes theoretical and conceptual discussions about what Islamophobia is, how it manifests, and how it can be addressed, together with historical analysis, applied research and case-study chapters, considering the reality that manifests as a fear of Muslims.
Anxiety about the world’s second largest religion manifests as prejudice, discrimination and vilification and, in extreme cases, violence and murder. The real and perceived problems of the relationship between Islam and the West contribute to the phenomenon of Islamophobia.
This is a unique, multi-disciplinary work, with authors approaching the topic from a number of academic disciplines and from different religious and national backgrounds, providing for a greater appreciation of the complexity and diversity of Islamophobia. This multicultural and multi-religious approach undergirds the valuable insights the volume provides.
This book will be of interest to all concerned with the phenomenon of Islamophobia, and especially researchers and students in the social sciences, as well as scholars with a specific interest in Muslims living as minorities in the West. Also, those working in political science, international relations, sociology, religious studies and other fields will all find it of value.


Globalisation and Muslim Immigration Islam and the West Muslim Minorities Muslims and Xenophobia War on Terror responding to Islamophobia

Editors and affiliations

  • Douglas Pratt
    • 1
  • Rachel Woodlock
    • 2
  1. 1.Studies in Religion Programme, School ofUniversity of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Politics and International Relations,School of Social Sci, Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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