(Muslim) Women’s Bodies, Islamophobia, and American Politics
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Juliane Hammer
Journal article

Hammer, J. (2013). (Muslim) Women’s Bodies, Islamophobia, and American Politics. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 42(1), 29–36. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.v42i1.29

In this article, Juliane Hammer outlines the concept of Islamophobia and the varying definitions of the term throughout the years. Hammer focuses on the gendered dimension of Islamophobia, specifically analyzing how Islamophobia impacts Muslim women, such as being viewed as oppressed individuals. The study reveals how Muslim women experience discriminatory speech and hate crimes in various public settings, especially if they are veiled, visible Muslim women. In addition, Hammer also looks at the discourse surrounding honour killings, domestic violence, and misogyny in Islam.

The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.


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