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Countering Islamophobia in Portugal

  • Marta AraújoEmail author
  • Silvia Rodríguez Maeso
  • Max Ruben Ramos
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Part of the Mapping Global Racisms book series (MGR)

Abstract

This chapter identifies ten key dominant Islamophobic narratives and the ten key dominant counter-narratives to Islamophobia operating in Portugal. Islamophobic narratives were found to fix Muslims collectively as, in descending order of prevalence, a threat to security, unassimilable, a demographic threat, an Islamisation threat, a threat to local, national and European identity, responsible for excessive women’s oppression, essentially different and violent, incomplete citizens and a risk to the majority, and essentially homophobic.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marta Araújo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Silvia Rodríguez Maeso
    • 1
  • Max Ruben Ramos
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Social StudiesUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

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