Terror and the Dynamism of Islamophobia in 21st Century Britain is a 700-page treatise on anti-Muslim sentiment from the lens of post-colonial studies, situating the sentiment within wider racial politics and theory, and drawing connections to anti-Semitism, anti-blackness, anti-Irishness and “whiteness”. Published by Pelgrave in August 2021, the book provides powerful insights into the dynamics, nature, and experiences of the terrors of counter-terrorism measures in the UK. Author Melanie Abbas links her analysis to wider concerns of:
- nation construction and belonging;
- racial profiling and policing;
- the state of exception and pre-emptive counter-terrorism measures;
- community-based counter-terrorism measures; and
- restrictions to political engagement, freedom of speech and hate speech.
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