Book Launch: Dr James Carr, Experiences of Islamophobia: Living with Racism in the neoliberal era

Book Launch: Dr James Carr, Experiences of Islamophobia: Living with Racism in the neoliberal era

Book Launch: Experiences of Islamophobia: Living with Racism in the neoliberal era
Author: Dr James Carr, Department of Sociology, UL
Guest speaker: Professor Bryan Fanning, University College Dublin

 

29th October 2015 at 2pm in the Mill Stream Common Room, University of Limerick

Since 9/11 interest in Islamophobia has steadily increased – as has the number of academic publications discussing the phenomenon. However, theoretical expositions have dominated the field. Lived experiences of Islamophobia, by contrast, have received little attention. In recognition of the importance of addressing this imbalance, this book provides theoretically informed analyses alongside everyday testimonies of antiMuslim racism, set
comparatively in an international context. Carr argues that the failure of the neoliberal state to collect data on antiMuslim racism highlights the perpetuation of ‘race’ blindness within governance. Not only does this mean that the salience of racism is denied in the lives of those who experience it, but this also enables the state to absolve itself from challenging the issue and providing the necessary supports to Muslim communities.

Kindly supported by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, UL and the Department of Sociology, UL