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Islam in the Hinterlands

Muslim Cultural Politics in Canada

Muslim communities have become increasingly salient in the social, cultural, and political landscape in Canada largely due to the aftermath of 9/11 and the racial politics of the ongoing “war on terror” that have cast Muslims as the new “enemy within.” Featuring some of Canada’s top Muslim Studies scholars, Islam in the Hinterlands examines how gender, public policy, media, and education shape the Muslim experience in Canada. A timely volume addressing some of the most hotly contested issues in recent cultural history, it is essential reading for academics as well as general readers interested in Islamic studies, multiculturalism, and social justice.

340 pages

Table of Contents

Introduction: Muslim Cultural Politics in the Canadian Hinterlands / Jasmin Zine

Part 1: Gender and Cultural Politics

1 Unsettling the Nation: Gender, Race, and Muslim Cultural Politics in Canada / Jasmin Zine

2 The Great Canadian “Shar’ia” Debate / Itrath Syed

3 Toward a Framework for Investigating Muslim Women and Political Engagement in Canada / Katherine Bullock

Part 2: Media and Representation

4 Colluding Hegemonies: Constructing the Muslim Other Post-9/11 / Yasmin Jiwani

5 Marketing Islamic Reform: Dissidence and Dissonance in a Canadian Context / Meena Sharify-Funk

6 Toward Media Reconstruction of the Muslim Imaginary in Canada: The Case of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Sitcom Little Mosque on the Prairie / Alia Dakroury

Part 3: Education

7 From Mosques to Madrassas: Civic Engagement and the Pedagogy of Islamic Schools / Nadeem Memon

8 Unveiled Sentiments: Gendered Islamophobia and Experiences of Veiling Among Muslim Girls in a Canadian Islamic School / Jasmin Zine

Part 4: Security

9 The Security Certificate Exception: A Media Analysis of Human Rights and Security Discourses in Canada’s Globe and Mail and National Post / Jacqueline Flatt

10 The Anti-terrorism Act and National Security: Safeguarding the Nation against Uncivilized Muslims / Shaista Patel


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