ISLAMOPHOBIA: INTERSECTIONS & CROSS CURRENTS
March 21 2017 - the annual UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Natasha Bakht, LL.M. Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
Dr. Laurie Adkin, Political Science, University of Alberta
Irfan Chaudhry, Sociology, MacEwan University
Radwan Mohamed, Islamic Family Social Services Association
Nakita Valerio, History & Classics, University of Alberta
Dr. Nisha Nath, Political Science, University of Alberta
Dr. Asma Sayed, Women’s & Gender Studies, Athabasca University
With thanks to the sponsors:
Association of Academic Staff (AASUA)
Faculty of Arts
Kule Institute for Advanced Studies (KIAS)
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (MEIS)
Departments of English & Film Studies, Sociology, Women's & Gender Studies
Dr. Laurie Adkin’s suggested reading/viewing re: Right-Wing - EUROPE-WIDE STUDIES AND DATA
European Commission against Racism and Intolerance country-by-country monitoring and reporting:
Right-Wing Extremism in Europe Project, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Berlin Forum
2013 Report: library.fes.de/pdf-files/dialog/10031.pdf
Data on foreign and foreign-born populations in the EU-27 as of 2012: cms.horus.be/files/99935/MediaArchive/publications/shadow%20report%202012-13/shadowReport_final.pdf
OCT 2016 IPSOS report includes poll comparing actual percentage of population constituted by immigrants to percentage of population that views immigration as a concern
STUDIES OF PARTICULAR RELEVANCE TO CANADA
Perry, Barbara and Ryan Scrivens. 2016. “Uneasy Alliances: A Look at the Right-Wing Extremist Movement in Canada.” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. Vol. 39, no. 9: 819-841.
Parent, Rick B. and James O. Ellis III. 2014. Right Wing Extremism in Canada. Working Paper Series no. 14—03. Vancouver: Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society. rickparent.ca/sites/default/files/Right%20Wing%20Extremism%20in%20Canada%20-%20May%202014%20-%20TSAS.pdf
Beirich, Heidi. 2013. “Hate across the waters: The role of American extremists in fostering an international white consciousness,” 89-102. In Ruth Wodak, Majid KhosraviNik, and Brigitte Mral, eds. Right-Wing Populism in Europe. London: Bloomsbury.
Farid Hafez. 2014. "Shifting borders: Islamophobia as common ground for building pan-European right-wing unity." Patterns of Prejudice 48, 5 (October): 479-499.
On the success of the Front National in the 2015 regional elections:
youtube.com/watch?v=lcmRNrPJLPA (December 2015, 25 mins)
Islamophobia in Germany (Wilson R. Ruiz, Producer, 2016, 25 mins)
White Angry and Proud, documentary film by Jamie Roberts on far right groups in England, January 2015 (1 hr, 9 mins) youtube.com/watch?v=XirT6E0o598
Dr. Janice Williamson mentioned and relied on a number of texts regarding Islamophobia in Canada post-9/11:
• One of the best books on Islamophobia is Dr. Sherene Razack’s Casting Out: The Eviction of Muslims from Western Law and Politics Toronto: UTP, 2008. - Razack theorizes about war, whiteness and the ideological construction of Muslim men and women among other topics.
• Communications scholar Dr. Yasmin Jiwani wrote “Helpless Maidens and Chivalrous Knights: Afghan Women in the Canadian Press.” University of Toronto Quarterly 78, no. 2 (2009): 728-744.
• And Dr. Jiwani writes about related issues in her essay in the multi-disciplinary anthology: “Omar Khadr, the Carceral Net, and the Muslim Body.” Omar Khadr, Oh Canada. ed. Janice Williamson, 376-389. Montreal: McGill Queens UP, 2012.
• See also Monia Mazigh’s memoir Hope & Despair: My Struggle to Free My Husband, Maher Arar. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2008.