Two American Fears: Islamophobia and Homophobia

ALI ALTAF MIAN

This moment presents both difficulties and opportunities for analyzing the intersections of Islamophobia and homophobia. By historicizing the emergence of each, we gain analytical clarity about the complex negotiations of identity, never static but always becoming.

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CM Reacts: Election of Sadiq Khan – Usama Hasan

USAMA HASAN

In a theme that resonates well with Contending Modernities, Khan has consistently spoken of his (and everyone’s) multiple identities, in his case these being: British, European, Western, Pakistani-origin, Muslim, human rights lawyer, the son of a bus driver and a product of a working-class council estate home. Thus, Khan’s election has the potential to be hugely inspiring and empowering to “minority” or “underdog” groupings, like Barack Obama’s election victory in 2008. Read the full article »

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