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The English Defence League’s ‘rational Islamophobia’ is a racist discourse, but it is not confined to the EDL

Kassimeris, George and Jackson, Leonie (2014) The English Defence League’s ‘rational Islamophobia’ is a racist discourse, but it is not confined to the EDL. Democratic Audit Blog (12 Mar 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The emergence of the English Defence League in 2009 led to renewed discussion of the extent and nature of Islamophobia in British society. George Kassimeris and Leonie Jackson have studied the discourse and ideology of the EDL based on the organisation’s public statements. They find that the ‘rational Islamophobia’ espoused by the EDL does constitute racism, but of a socially acceptable form that is also common among the media, politicians and intellectuals.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2014 Democratic Audit UK
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2014 10:18
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2014 10:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57545

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