Paper $26.95 ISBN: 9781783609383 Published December 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783609390 Published December 2017 For sale in North and South America only

After Charlie Hebdo

Terror, Racism and Free Speech

Edited by Gavan Titley, Des Freedman, Gholam Khiabany, and Aurélien Mondon

After Charlie Hebdo

Edited by Gavan Titley, Des Freedman, Gholam Khiabany, and Aurélien Mondon

Distributed for Zed Books

288 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Paper $26.95 ISBN: 9781783609383 Published December 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783609390 Published December 2017 For sale in North and South America only
As the world looked on in horror at the Paris terror attacks in 2015, France found itself at the center of a conflict, which has had consequences that extend far beyond France itself. The attacks set in motion a steady creep towards ever more repressive state surveillance and security measures, and they fuelled the resurgence of the far right across Europe, while leaving the left dangerously divided. Consequently, these developments raise profound questions about the meanings and limits of such concepts as secularism, multiculturalism, and freedom of speech today.
 
After Charlie Hebdo brings together an international range of contributors to assess the symbolic and political impact of the Paris attacks in Europe and beyond. Cutting through the hysteria that has characterised so much of the initial commentary on the attacks, the essays place these events in a wider international context, exploring such key issues as the shifting meanings of secularism in postcolonial France, the role of the media, the politics of free expression, and how best to combat racism and Islamophobia. 
 
 
Review Quotes
Liz Fekete, Director, Institute of Race Relations
“A unique transnational take on the weaponization of liberal values after the Paris attacks. After Charlie Hebdo takes Islamophobia apart and equips us for the fight back.”
Michael Cronin, Trinity College Dublin
“A bold, challenging and forthright collection that raises fundamental questions around issues of race and identity.”
Donatella della Porta, Scuola Normale Superiore
“The attack on Charlie Hebdo has been a transformative event, one that presents particular challenges for freedom of speech. This insightful collection helps us to reflect on how we can develop an alternative narrative on violence, racism, and freedom of expression.”
Nick Riemer, University of Sydney
“These essays offer stimulating perspectives on the violent paradoxes of French liberalism. For English speakers, they give valuable context to the political dynamics behind the Charlie episode.”
Romain Badouard, University of Cergy-Pontoise
“An engaging contribution to our understanding of the 2015 attacks, examining the media framing of the event and the conflict of values it created in public debate.”
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