The resistible rise of Islamophobia

  title={The resistible rise of Islamophobia},
  author={Scott Poynting and Victoria Mason},
  journal={Journal of Sociology},
  pages={61 - 86}
This article compares the rise of anti-Muslim racism in Britain and Australia, from 1989 to 2001, as a foundation for assessing the extent to which the upsurge of Islamophobia after 11 September was a development of existing patterns of racism in these two countries. The respective histories of immigration and settlement by Muslim populations are outlined, along with the relevant immigration and ‘ethnic affairs’ policies and the resulting demographics. The article traces the ideologies of… 
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