Securitizing Islam : identity and the search for security
Croft, Stuart (2012) Securitizing Islam : identity and the search for security. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107632868Full text not available from this repository.
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Securitizing Islam examines the impact of 9/11 on the lives and perceptions of individuals, focusing on the ways in which identities in Britain have been affected in relation to Islam. 'Securitization' describes the processes by which a particular group or issue comes to be seen as a threat, and thus subject to the perceptions and actions which go with national security. Croft applies this idea to the way in which the attitudes of individuals to their security and to Islam and Muslims have been transformed, affecting the everyday lives of both Muslims and non-Muslims. He argues that Muslims have come to be seen as the 'Other', outside the contemporary conception of Britishness. Reworking securitisation theory and drawing in the sociology of ontological security studies, Securitizing Islam produces a theoretically innovative framework for understanding a contemporary phenomenon that affects the everyday lives of millions.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
J Political Science > JZ International relations
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Terrorism -- Prevention -- Government policy -- Great Britain, Terrorism -- Social aspects -- Great Britain, Terrorism -- Religious aspects -- Islam, Islam -- Great Britain, Muslims -- Great Britain, Islamic fundamentalism -- Great Britain, Internal security -- Great Britain, National security -- Social aspects -- Great Britain, September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Influence|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Place of Publication:||Cambridge|
|Official Date:||February 2012|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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