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Islamophobia and political extremism: xenophobia after September 11th in the USA

Grant number: 17/21293-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2018
Effective date (End): December 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - Political Behavior
Principal Investigator:Jefferson Rodrigues Barbosa
Grantee:Hajar Jihad Jomaa
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências (FFC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Marília. Marília , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):18/09349-0 - Islamophobia and political extremism: xenophobia after September 11th in the USA, BE.EP.IC


The present scientific initiation project proposes to analyze, through a research based on primary and secondary sources in the field of Political Theory and Theory of International Relations, the contemporary multicultural society witnesses an increasing rise of anti-Islamic racism in the USA, also called Islamophobia. The research aims to describe this phenomenon, it's characteristics and it's severity mainly after the attacks on September Eleven of 2001, in order to analyze the appropriation of this term by social and political actors in the United States. Thus, the project seeks to elucidate the islamophobic acts based on empirical analyzes of the data provided by the US monitoring centers, CAIR and ADL. Islamophobia is considered a political and cultural phenomenon that has been alarmingly increasing in the country's internal and external policies (LOSURDO, 2010; DEMANT, 2014). The confusion between terrorism and Islam underlies various discourses of hatred directed to Muslims communities in the United States. Consequently, the American-Muslim population faces difficult challenges against social, economic and institutional, discrimination. (AU)

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