Defining and Understanding Islamophobia in Europe – A Review

I had the honor of review Raymond Taras’ book Islamophobia and Xenophobia in Europe for H-Net

Islamophobia as a concept, and as a social phenomenon, is difficult to grasp. In writing Xenophobia and Islamophobia in Europe, Raymond Taras joins a growing number of writers who are making interesting contributions to this topic. Taras’s book makes a useful contribution to the expanding body of literature on Islamophobia. For several reasons, however, I think his definition of Islamophobia is highly problematic.

Read the review at H-Net:
Martijn de Koning. Review of Taras, Raymond, Xenophobia and Islamophobia in Europe. H-SAE, H-Net Reviews. May, 2013.

Thanks to H-Net editor Michael B. Munnik for his excellent comments on earlier versions of this review.

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