American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear


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University of California Press
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5.6 X 1.0 X 8.3 inches | 0.92 pounds

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About the Author

Khaled A. Beydoun is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law and Senior Affiliated Faculty at the University of California-Berkeley Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project. A critical race theorist, he examines Islamophobia, the war on terror, and the salience of race and racism in American law. His scholarship has appeared in top law journals, including the California Law Review, Columbia Law Review, and Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. In addition, he is an active public intellectual and advocate whose commentary has been featured in the New York Times and Washington Post as well as on the BBC, Al Jazeera English, ESPN, and more. He is a native of Detroit and has been named the 2017 American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Advocate of the Year and the Arab American Association of New York's 2017 Community Champion of the Year.


"Much like other notable works on Islamophobia by scholars like Erik Love and Moustafa Bayoumi, Beydoun looks at the scope and impact of domestic "war on terror" legislation in how it racialized Muslims and transformed everyday life within Muslim communities. What he adds with 'American Islamophobia' is the terminology and language to describe the demonization of Muslims from the state -- and the necessary legal and historical context to understand the depth of structural Islamophobia and the tools needed to dismantle it."-- (05/06/2018)
"Beydoun's book, American Islamophobia, provides urgent and compelling context to a global phenomena that has mushroomed on our shores."--Scoop (08/14/2018)
"[Beydoun's] ability to intersperse complex academic argument with engaging stories and anecdotes ensures that not only does his writing draw you in, but also one never loses sight of the human stories of insecurity, suffering and loss that are at the book's heart."--Critical Studies on Terrorism