New Perspectives on Antisemitism and Islamophobia – 2 December 2013

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Winter 2013

New Perspectives on Antisemitism and Islamophobia: Racialization and Religion

Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in partnership with the Centre for Civil Society and Citizenship, Northumbria University

Discussion and book launch

Speakers: Professor David Feldman, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London; Dr Brian Klug, University of Oxford; Dr Nasar Meer, Centre for Civil Society and Citizenship, Northumbria University; Professor Tariq Modood, University of Bristol; Professor John Solomos, University of Warwick; and Professor Pnina Werbner, Keele University
Date: 2 December 2013
Time: 6.30 – 8.00pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7HX. Room B35, Torrington Square main entrance
Free event open to all: Please register your interest
This collaborative event marks the publication of a new and ground-breaking collection of essays, Racialization and Religion, edited by Nasar Meer, which brings together the contemporary study of Antisemitism and Islamophobia. The collection challenges the extent to which the racialization of Jews and Muslims has been explored in distinct and separate debates.

Three eminent scholars featured in the collection will offer their perspectives on the following:

Brian Klug Interrogating ‘New Antisemitism’

Tariq Modood Islamophobia and the Struggle for Recognition

Pnina Werbner Folk Devils and Racist Imaginaries Prism:
Islamophobia and Antisemitism in the Twenty-First Century

These short talks will be followed by questions and answers and a general discussion around the issues raised by the collection.

The event will conclude with a drinks reception. Copies of Racialization and Religion will be available for purchase at a special discounted price.

An Unfortunate Coincidence: Jews, Jewishness and English Law
Racialization and Religion
Nasar Meer (editor)
Ethical and Racial Studies Series
Routledge, October 2013

The essays presented in this volume bring together previously distinct bodies of scholarship concerning Islamophobia and antisemitism.

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