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2. Concerning Voices: Thinking with Fernando about Bigotry and Silence

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1. Title Title of document 2. Concerning Voices: Thinking with Fernando about Bigotry and Silence - Fabricating Difference
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Damon Berry; St. Lawrence University;
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religious Studies
4. Subject Keyword(s) difference; discrimination; constructions of Islam; discourse about Islam; Charlie Hebdo; the Other
5. Subject Subject classification Religious Studies
6. Description Abstract In this short essay Berry employs what Fernando’s work brings to our attention to briefly interrogate bigoted claims about Muslims that not only perpetuate damaging stereotypes but also, after the Paris attacks, rendered French Muslims’ voices unheard when they tried to counter the perception in the media that they were uniformly alien to French society and somehow communally responsible for the attacks. By way of example, the essay discusses a CNN interview with a French Muslim civil rights activist that took place days after the attacks. In this interview we can see a reciprocal relationship between bigotry, ignorance, and the stifling of Muslims’ voices that forms the basis of an especially limited type of “knowledge” that shapes and informs bigotry toward Muslims, or what Berry calls anti-Muslim epistemology,.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 17-Jul-2017
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.30317
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Fabricating Difference
16. Language English=en en
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