Anti-Jewish and Anti-Muslim Racisms

Sunday, 10 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 31 (Main Building)
RC05 Racism, Nationalism and Ethnic Relations (host committee)

Language: English

On the background of the rise of right-wing populism, racist hate crime of Jews by individual Muslim extremists in European cities, institutionalised anti-Muslim racism and an ongoing contestation of the blurred boundaries between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, we feel the need to discuss more specifically to what degree anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim racisms evolve and change in and across transformed transnational contexts. 
Accordingly, this session invites speakers who engage with the complexity of the aforementioned forms of group hate crimes, their possible interfaces, or different rooting. Papers could be empirically or theoretically looking at emanations in Europe as well as in other parts of the world. Further, reflections on transnational fundamentalisms and how digital media is utilized to spread anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim racisms, are particularly welcomed.
Session Organizers:
Ulrike VIETEN, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland and Nira YUVAL-DAVIS, University of East London, United Kingdom
Anti-Muslim Racism and the Feminization of the Extreme Right. Examples from France and Germany
Kristina NOTTBOHM, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Gudrun HENTGES, Hochschule Fulda, Germany
“Devils from Our Past”. Racist Historicism in Contemporary Anti-Muslim Discourse
Benjamin OPRATKO, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, Austria
Anti-Muslim Sentiments: The Effect of Direct and Parasocial Contacts
Gert PICKEL, Leipzig University, Germany; Alexander YENDELL, Leipzig University, Germany