The complexities of "talking back" - How Dutch Muslims claim a public voice in the face of the racialisation of Islam

Location
ERI 224
Category
Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research
Dates
Tuesday 17th October 2017 (14:00-16:00)
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Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Seminar Series 2017/18

  • Speaker: Dr Martijn de Koning (Radboud University)
  • Title: The complexities of "talking back" - How Dutch Muslims claim a public voice in the face of the racialisation of Islam

 Tuesday 17 October 2017, 14:00-16:00 in ERI 224. All welcome!

From the 1970s onwards Islam has been connected to danger, hindering integration and not belonging to the Dutch moral community by politicians, opinion leaders and policy makers. In this paper I explore some of the historical and current responses of Muslim organizations to this racialization of danger and focus in particular upon the recent reactions of three different platforms that centre around the idea of security: the G4 (a cooperation between four major mosque organizations), Call Islamophobia (an anti-Islamophobia organization) and Behind Bars (a former militant network). I will analyse their responses from an Althusserian perspective on interpellation and show how, in different ways, the different platforms resist, accommodate and attempt to ignore the ongoing racialisation.