Introduction: Gender, Islamophobia and the Security Discourse

  • Tania Saeed
Part of the Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series book series ( CAL)


The Introduction begins with an exploration of contemporary debates about Muslims and terrorism in the West. It traces the evolution of Islamophobia as an Orientalist discourse that ‘racializes’ and ‘securitizes’ Muslim communities. From the physical threat of Isis and its members to an ideological battle with Islam and its place in the West, the Introduction provides a backdrop to the ‘everyday’ narratives of Islamophobia and securitization explored in the book. The Introduction further highlights the research methodology and the sample for the narrative study, and concludes with a brief summary of the chapters to follow in the book.


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  • Tania Saeed
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  1. 1.Lahore University of Management SciencesLahorePakistan

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