The Story of Islamophobia

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This article examines the historical construction of the figure of the Muslim through the concept of race and Islamophobia. As a threat to white Christian supremacy, and in relation to anti-Jewish racism, the Muslim is constructed through a racial logic that crosses the cultural categories of nation, religion, ethnicity, and sexuality. The placement of the Muslim in the U.S. racial formation encompasses a broad race concept that connects a history of Native America to Black America to immigrant America in the consolidation of anti-Muslim racism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)148-161
Number of pages14
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Ethnology
  • Islamophobia
  • Muslim
  • Race/racism
  • Religion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science


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