AAR Annual Meeting
November 18-21, 2017
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This session will examine: Islamophobia, the body, and gendered/racialized policies of the state from a transnational perspective (including, but not limited to, European perspectives). As opposed to a traditional paper/panel setup, the session will be formed around a set of very short (6-7 minute) initial provocations/remarks that will serve as the foundation for subsequent discussion by session attendees seated at small discussion tables.
Therefore, for this joint-sponsored session, IGW, MMR, and RiE are not accepting proposals for standard full-length conference papers or for prearranged paper panels. Rather, we solicit proposals for short remarks that will serve as the basis for small group discussions.
Possible topics for proposals include: state surveillance of Muslim communities; state policies in relation to gender binarization; gendered/sexualized practices of detention or torture; the production and circulation of images/representations of Muslim men as terrorists; headscarf/hijab/burkini controversies and legislation; gendered/sexualized hate crimes in the broader public; the mainstreaming of alt-right and white nationalist political movements and discourses; Muslim vulnerability or acquiescence to, negotiations with, and/or resistance to such discourses and practices; methodologies within the study of Islam, gender/race, the body, and the state; and methodologies for studying the intersections between Islamophobia, gender, femininity, and masculinity. Since this session is co-sponsored by the Religion in Europe unit, proposals addressing European contexts are encouraged.