Understanding Anti-Muslim Racism through the Lived Experiences of Muslim Youth

  • Naved Bakali

Part of the Transgressions: Cultural Studies and Education book series (TRANS, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
    1. Naved Bakali
      Pages 1-7
  2. Understanding Islamophobia

  3. Experiencing Islamophobia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-81
    2. Naved Bakali
      Pages 101-125
    3. Naved Bakali
      Pages 127-133
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 135-151

About this book


The 9/11 terror attacks and the ensuing War on Terror have profoundly impacted Muslim communities across North America. Islamophobia: Understanding Anti-Muslim Racism through the Lived Experiences of Muslim Youth is a timely exploration of the experiences of young Canadian Muslims and the challenges they have encountered since 9/11. Through framing anti-Muslim racism, or ‘Islamophobia’, from a critical race perspective, Naved Bakali theorizes how racist treatment of Muslims in public and political spheres has been mediated through the War on Terror. Furthermore, he examines the lived experiences of Muslim youth as they navigate issues relating to race, gender, identity, and politics in their schools and broader society. This book uncovers systemic bias and racism experienced by Muslim youth in a climate that is increasingly becoming hostile towards Muslims. Ultimately, the findings detailed in this work suggest that anti-Muslim racism in the post-9/11 era is inextricably linked to the effects of the War on Terror in the North American context. Moreover, Islamophobia is also impacted by localized practices, policies, and nationalist debates. This book is a unique contribution to the field of anti-racism education as it examines systemic and institutionalized racism towards Muslims in Canadian secondary schools in the context of the War on Terror.


Islamophobia Canada Quebec Critical Ethnography Racism

Authors and affiliations

  • Naved Bakali
    • 1
  1. 1.McGill UniversityCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6300-779-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-9732
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-9740
  • Buy this book on publisher's site