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Islamophobia and the end of liberalism?

April 21, 2017 - April 23, 2017

8th Annual International Islamophobia Conference

There is a need for an approach to the study of Islamophobia which explores the way in which it is being institutionalized by policies that promote and police a conception of Western societies that appears to be becoming increasingly exclusive and exclusionary.  This conference provides an inter-disciplinary platform to reflect and respond to the crisis of post-Cold war liberal order by exploring the relationship between Islamophobia and the reshaping of Western societies.

The conference addresses questions of the relationship between liberalism (and neo-liberalism) and Islamophobia. We particularly welcome presentations that respond to the following themes:

  • What is the relation between the discourse of ‘take our country back’ and the post-Cold war liberal political order?
  • What intellectual and political resources and possibilities now exist for imagining the West in contravention of Islamophobia?
  • Is the presence of the non-white, culturally unassimilable, rights bearing subject a political problem for western liberalism?
  • What is the relationship between neo-liberal economic policies and rise of Islamophobia?



April 21, 2017
April 23, 2017
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Booth Auditorium, Boalt School of Law
2594 Hearst Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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