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Vol 24 No 10 Oct/Nov 2019

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Islamophobia and the Law

Edited by: Cyra Akila Choudhury, Khaled A. Beydoun

ISBN13: 9781108433716
To be Published: April 2020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £27.99

Islamophobia and the Law is a foundational volume of critical scholarship on the emerging form of bigotry widely known as Islamophobia. This book brings together leading legal scholars to explore the emergence and rise of Islamophobia after the 9/11 terror attacks, particularly how the law brings about state-sponsored Islamophobia and acts as a dynamic catalyst of private Islamophobia and vigilante violence against Muslims.

The first book of its kind, it is a critical read for scholars and practitioners, advocates and students interested in deepening their knowledge of the subject matter. This collection addresses Islamophobia in race, immigration and citizenship, criminal law and national security, in the use of courts to advance anti-Muslim projects and in law and society.

  • Analyzes how the law is integral in spearheading Islamophobia by state agencies and private citizens
  • Reveals the historical epistemological and legal sources that enable the contemporary rise of Isalmophobia
  • Includes selections that rely deeply on interdisciplinary research, facilitating discussions and creating bridges between scholars across disciplines

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Introduction - Khaled A. Beydoun and Cyra Akila Choudhury
Part I: Race and Citizenship
1. The Citizen and the Terrorist - Leti Volpp
2. Race, Civil Rights, and Immigration Law After September 11, 2001: The Targeting of Arabs and Muslims - Susan Akram and Kevin Johnson
3. Constructing Good Aliens and Good Citizens: Legitimizing the War on Terror(Ism) - Karen Engle
4. A Rage Shared by Law: Post-September 11 Racial Violence as Crimes of Passion - Muneer I. Ahmad
Part II: The Politics of Islamophobia in the Courts
5. The Lost Story of IQBAL - Shirin Sinnar
6. "Muslim Bans" and the (Re)making of Political Islamophobia - Khaled A. Beydoun
7. "Islamic Law" in U.S. Courts: Judicial Jihad or Constitutional Imperative? - Faisal Kutty
Part III: Islamophobia in Criminal Law, and National Security Law
8. A Muslim Registry: A Look at Past Practices and What May Come Next - Abed A. Ayoub
9. National Security's Broken Windows - Amna Akbar
10. Muslim Radicalization in Prison: Responding with Sound Penal Policy or the Sound of Alarm? - SpearIt
Part IV: Law, Society, and Islamophobia
11. Property Lawfare: Historical Racism and Present Islamophobia in Anti-Mosque Activism - Cyra Akila Choudhury
12. "Liberty and Death" - Karen Rhone
13. The Gender of Islamophobia - Aziza Ahmed
14. Coercive Assimilationism and Muslim Women's Identity Performance in the Workplace - Sahar F. Aziz