Special Issue "Islamophobia in Australia"

A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Derya Iner

Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation, Charles Sturt University, Quad 3, 1/01/102 Bennelong Pkwy, Sydney NSW 2127, Australia
Website | E-Mail
Interests: Islamophobia; Muslim religiosity; Muslim women; Western Muslims; Muslim cultures

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The issue will look diverse manifestations of Islamophobia in Australia (such as online, offline, inter-personal, institutional, regional and urban as well as overt and concealed Islamophobia), global Islamophobia networks operating in Australia, resurgence of Islamophobia in certain times and occasions and through certain campaigns, the impact of politics, media, normalization of Islamophobia on Muslims and the multicultural Australian society. Comparative studies considering Islamophobia in Australia are also welcome. Impact of Islamophobia especially on Muslim women, youth and children and on the targets of online Islamophobia will also be considered.

This issue will be the first study extensively focusing on the diverse manifestation of Islamophobia in Australia. Different layers and types of Islamophobia operating in Australia will provide a comprehensive and complete understanding of Islamophobia. Impact of Islamophobia has been rarely and vaguely analysed aspect in the literature. Paying particular attention to the impact of Islamophobia on Muslim women, youth and children as well as the victims of online cases, this issue will provide original and diverse perspectives on impact of Islamophobia. This issue will be cited frequently especially by those academics comparing Islamophobia in the West and wanting to include Australia in their comparison. Those studying on Australian society for different reasons will also benefit from this issue. Moreover, this study will uniquely contribute to the discussions on the above-listed types and layers of Islamophobia and their implications for Australian Muslim individuals, communities and the broader Australian society.

Dr. Derya Iner
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Islamophobia
  • anti-Muslim
  • anti-Islam
  • racism against Muslims
  • sexism against Muslims
  • xenophobia against Muslims
  • hatred of Islam
  • hatred of Muslims in Australia

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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