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Behind the Backlash: Muslim Americans After 9/11

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Synopsis:

As the nation tried to absorb the shock of the 9/11 attacks, Muslim Americans were caught up in an unprecedented wave of backlash violence. Public discussion revealed that widespread misunderstanding and misrepresentation of Islam persisted, despite the striking diversity of the Muslim community.

Letting the voices of 140 ordinary Muslim American men and women describe their experiences, Lori Peek's path-breaking book, Behind the Backlash presents moving accounts of prejudice and exclusion. Muslims speak of being subjected to harassment before the attacks, and recount the discrimination they encountered afterwards. Peek also explains the struggles of young Muslim adults to solidify their community and define their identity during a time of national crisis.

Behind the Backlash seeks to explain why blame and scapegoating occur after a catastrophe. Peek sets the twenty-first century experience of Muslim Americans, who were vilified and victimized, in the context of larger sociological and psychological processes. Peek’s book will be of interest to those in disaster research studies, sociology of religion, and race and ethnic relations.

About the Author

Lori Peek is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis at Colorado State University. She has been involved in disaster research for more than a decade and has published widely in the areas of risk and social vulnerability.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction

2. Under Attack

3. Encountering Intolerance

4. Backlash

5. Repercussions

6. Adaptations

7. Conclusion

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592139828
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Author:
Peek, Lori
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Subject:
United States Ethnic relations.
Subject:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Subject:
Discrimination & Race Relations
Subject:
United States - Ethnic relations
Subject:
Social Science : Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Social Science : Islamic Studies
Subject:
Sociology-Islamic Studies
Subject:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
230
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.8 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Racism and Ethnic Conflict
History and Social Science » Sociology » Islamic Studies
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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As the nation tried to absorb the shock of the 9/11 attacks, Muslim Americans were caught up in an unprecedented wave of backlash violence. Public discussion revealed that widespread misunderstanding and misrepresentation of Islam persisted, despite the striking diversity of the Muslim community.

Letting the voices of 140 ordinary Muslim American men and women describe their experiences, Lori Peek's path-breaking book, Behind the Backlash presents moving accounts of prejudice and exclusion. Muslims speak of being subjected to harassment before the attacks, and recount the discrimination they encountered afterwards. Peek also explains the struggles of young Muslim adults to solidify their community and define their identity during a time of national crisis.

Behind the Backlash seeks to explain why blame and scapegoating occur after a catastrophe. Peek sets the twenty-first century experience of Muslim Americans, who were vilified and victimized, in the context of larger sociological and psychological processes. Peek’s book will be of interest to those in disaster research studies, sociology of religion, and race and ethnic relations.

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