Racism and Islamophobia: A Personal Perspective

Amir Saeed

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The article employs a subjective personal approach to show that new racisms are alive in the twenty-first century. Tracing my parents’ journey from India and Pakistan to Britain, it explores the political effects of the racism they and their children faced. Locating these reflections in a post-9/11 world, the article describes the turn my academic work has taken in response to media representations of Muslims, and calls for academic research on British Muslim identity to reflect the process of identity-making and its contingencies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-31
Number of pages17
JournalIdentity papers: A journal of British and Irish studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2015


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