From Turks and Renegades to Citizens and Radicals : The Historical Trajectories of ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ Muslims in the Netherlands

In 2019 I wrote a series of posts here: A short history of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Muslims in the Netherlands. It was an exploration of the distinction between acceptable and unacceptable Islam and Muslims resonated throughout Dutch history. In the beginning of this year the editors of the Dutch journal Trajecta. Religion, Culture and Society […] Continue Reading →

Nieuw boek: Mikpunt moskee – Islamofobie in relatie tot moskeeën in Nederland

In opdracht van het Islamic Institute Netherlands for Education and Research heeft Ineke van der Valk (Universiteit Leiden) een boek samengesteld over islamofobie in relatie tot moskeeën. De aanleiding hiervoor is de zorg in moslimgemeenschappen over weerstand en agressie tegen moskeeën. De essays gaan in op verschillende aspecten van agressie en weerstand tegen moskeeën evenals […] Continue Reading →

Boekpresentatie: Radicalisering in België en Nederland – Kritische perspectieven op geweld en veiligheid

Datum: 12 juni 2019 19.00 – 22.00 uur, Amsterdam Aanmelden is verplicht, zie onderaan. Nederland en België hebben een belangrijke rol gespeeld in de ontwikkeling van het begrip radicalisering. Geïntroduceerd rond 2001 door de AIVD voor gewelddadige en niet-gewelddadige vormen van politieke islam, is de term ingeburgerd geraakt in binnen- en buitenland en in beleidskringen […] Continue Reading →

David Theo Goldberg on states, violence and racialized disposability

Histories of Violence is a multi-media forum dedicated to exploring the theoretical, empirical and aesthetic dimensions to violence. Founded and Directed by Dr. Brad Evans, this trans-disciplinary project provides an open access platform for the specific purposes of academic and public engagement; knowledge transfer; political discussion; philosophical reflection; along with exhibiting works which Continue Reading →

Gil Anidjar on violence, disposability and life

Histories of Violence is a multi-media forum dedicated to exploring the theoretical, empirical and aesthetic dimensions to violence. Founded and Directed by Dr. Brad Evans, this trans-disciplinary project provides an open access platform for the specific purposes of academic and public engagement; knowledge transfer; political discussion; philosophical reflection; along with exhibiting works which Continue Reading →

Etienne Balibar on extreme violence and ‘the superfluous people’

Histories of Violence is a multi-media forum dedicated to exploring the theoretical, empirical and aesthetic dimensions to violence. Founded and Directed by Dr. Brad Evans, this trans-disciplinary project provides an open access platform for the specific purposes of academic and public engagement; knowledge transfer; political discussion; philosophical reflection; along with exhibiting works which Continue Reading →

Zygmunt Bauman – Disposable Lives

Histories of Violence is a multi-media forum dedicated to exploring the theoretical, empirical and aesthetic dimensions to violence. Founded and Directed by Dr. Brad Evans, this trans-disciplinary project provides an open access platform for the specific purposes of academic and public engagement; knowledge transfer; political discussion; philosophical reflection; along with exhibiting works which Continue Reading →