Religion und Säkularismus im antimuslimischen Rassismus der Gegenwart: Muslim*innen als anachronistische Andere

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The contribution traces forms of anti-Muslim othering in contemporary Islamophobia that take place ‚in the name of emancipation‘. Specifically, it highlights the role of religiosity and secularism in the construction of ‚Muslim Others‘. Drawing on original qualitative data from Austria, the notion of ‚historicist racism‘ is introduced to highlight discursive practices that construct Muslims as anachronistic subjects. Anti-Muslim historicist racism, it is argued, results in the peculiar phenomenon of ‚anti-secular secularism‘: A secularism that, by marking Muslim Others as particularly religious, undermines its own foundations.
Translated title of the contributionReligion and Secularism in Contemporary Anti-Muslim Racism: Muslims as Anachronistic Others
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationInterreligiöser Dialog : Wissenschaftliche Zugänge zur Begegnung der abrahamitischen Religionen
EditorsRegina Pollak
Number of pages19
PublisherFerdinand Schöningh
Publication date07.07.2023
ISBN (Print)978-3-506-79024-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-657-79024-1
Publication statusPublished - 07.07.2023