Convenors: Isabell Diekmann (Bielefeld), Riem Spielhaus (Braunschweig), Andreas Zick (Bielefeld)
Anti-Muslim stereotypes, prejudices, and racist ideologies are enormously widespread phenomena across Europe and other continents. They are expressed in hostile attitudes, distancing behavioral intentions, discrimination, e. g. on the job market, hate speech and, last but not least, in acts of violence against people with actual or ascribed Muslim faith. The empirical evidence as well as reports by institutions constantly report on hate against Muslims and Islam. Partly this has led to an increase in research – basic and applied – on this hate. However, there is still a lack of systematic conceptual work, theoretical debates, and empirical research regarding the phenomena. Additionally, relatively less known is about the impact on those affected, e. g. in the form of (physical and psychological) health consequences, and can also be viewed as challenges in connection with social cohesion. Equating anti-Islam and anti- Muslim attitudes or ignoring the multidimensionality of the phenomenon with regard to content dimensions can be observed all too often. This lack of differentiation makes a holistic and intensive examination of the phenomenon hard or even impossible. This workshop seeks to bring together current research results in relation to conceptual and empirical work to better understand (dis)continuities, manifestations, effects and preventive measures in connection with anti-Muslim attitudes and anti-Muslim racism.
Questions regarding scientific content and contributions should be directed to the organizers.