David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy and Social Criticism 38 (4-5):485-495 (2012)
The politics of nativism directed at Catholic immigrants in 19th-century America offer a fruitful comparative perspective through which to analyze the discourse and the politics of Islam in contemporary Europe. Anti-Catholic nativism constituted a peculiar North American version of the larger and more generalized phenomenon of anti-immigrant populist xenophobic politics which one finds in many countries and in different historical contexts. What is usually designated as Islamo-phobia in contemporary Europe, however, manifests striking resemblances with the original phenomenon of American nativism that emerged in the middle of the 19th century in the United States. In both cases one finds the fusion of anti-immigrant xenophobic attitudes, perennial inter-religious prejudices, and an ideological construct setting a particular religious-civilizational complex in essential opposition to Western modernity. Although an anti-Muslim discourse emerged also in the United States after 11 September, it had primarily a geo-political dimension connected with the ‘war on terror’ and with American global imperial policies. But it lacked the domestic anti-immigrant populist as well as the modern secularist anti-Muslim dimensions. This explains why xenophobic anti-Muslim nativism has been much weaker in the United States than in Europe
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Sheila Jasanoff (2007). Designs on Nature: Science and Democracy in Europe and the United States. Princeton Univ Press.
Mark J. Sedgwick (2004). Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century. Oxford University Press.
Glyn Morgan (2003). Hayek, Habermas, and European Integration. Critical Review 15 (1-2):1-22.
Ronald L. Nettler, Mohamed Mahmoud & John Cooper (eds.) (2000). Islam and Modernity: Muslim Intellectuals Respond. I. B. Tauris.
Christian Joppke (2013). Legal Integration of Islam: A Transatlantic Comparison. Harvard University Press.
Antony Black (2008). The West and Islam: Religion and Political Thought in World History. OUP Oxford.
B. Frydman, L. Hennebel & Gregory Lewkowicz, Public Strategies for Internet Co-Regulation in the United States, Europe and China.
Eric Margolis & Stephen Laurence (2013). In Defense of Nativism. Philosophical Studies 165 (2):693-718.
Shelley Wilcox (2005). American Neo-Nativism and Gendered Immigrant Exclusions. In Barbara S. Andrew, Jean Clare Keller & Lisa H. Schwartzman (eds.), Feminist Interventions in Ethics and Politics: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Robert J. Matthews (2001). Cowie's Anti-Nativism. Mind and Language 16 (2):215-230.
S. Allievi (2012). Reactive Identities and Islamophobia: Muslim Minorities and the Challenge of Religious Pluralism in Europe. Philosophy and Social Criticism 38 (4-5):379-387.
David A. J. Richards (1999). Free Speech and the Politics of Identity. Oxford University Press.
Robert Kirkman (2010). Did Americans Chose Sprawl? Ethics and the Environment 15 (1):pp. 123-142.
Added to index2012-05-31
Total downloads3 ( #297,594 of 1,102,758 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #182,775 of 1,102,758 )
How can I increase my downloads?