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Author Taras, Ray, 1946-
Title Xenophobia and Islamophobia in Europe / Raymond Taras.
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2012.
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 Floor2  D1056.2.M87 T37 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description vii, 224 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-217) and index.
Contents Studying phobias -- Norms and models of migrant rights -- From fears about immigrants to prejudices against Muslims -- Islamophobias deep structures and shallow stereotypes -- France: from assimilation to affirmative action? -- Germany: from multiculturalism to Realpolitik? -- Undoing Islamophobia.
Summary "Are anti-Muslim attitudes becoming the spectre that is haunting Europe? Is Islamophobia as widespread and virulent as is made out? Or do some EU societies appear more prejudiced than others? To what extent are European fears about unmanaged immigration the basis for scapegoating Muslim communities? And is there an anti-elitest dimension to Europeans' protest about rapid demographic change occurring in their countries? This cross-national analysis of Islamophobia looks at these questions in an innovative, even-handed way, steering clear of politically-correct clich├ęs and stereotypes. It cautions that Islamophobia is a serious threat to European values and norms, and must be tackled by future immigration and integration policy. First comprehensive study of Islamophobic attitudes in Europe: traces their origins and identifies their consequences. Comparative analysis of the roots of European xenophobia and its destructive consequence in the rise and spread of anti-Muslim attitudes. Explores the growing opposition to immigration across Europe, with a special focus on the cases of France and Germany. Textbook features include tables of comparative data and sidebars illustrating key issues."--Publisher's website.
Subject Muslims -- Europe -- Social conditions.
Islamophobia -- Europe.
Xenophobia -- Europe.
Europe -- Ethnic relations.
ISBN 0748650717 (hardback)
9780748650712 (hardback)
9780748650729 (pbk.)
0748650725 (pbk.)
9780748654871 (webready PDF)
9780748654895 (epub)
9780748654888 (Amazon ebook)
OCLC number 769744422