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Italian Intellectuals and the Promotion of Islamophobia after 9/11

Abstract : During the 2000s, the intellectual field played a determinant role in the development of islamophobia in Italy. Beyond the public declarations of numerous right-wing political leaders opposed to multiculturalism regularly proclaiming the moral inferiority of Islam, and a level of popular and institutional hostility towards Muslims that constitutes a record for Western Europe (EUAFR 2009), we find in Italy the mobilization of cultural producers behind an intellectual Islamophobia (...).
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Bruno Cousin, Tommaso Vitale. Italian Intellectuals and the Promotion of Islamophobia after 9/11. Morgan George, Poynting Scott. Global Islamophobia: Muslims and Moral Panic in the West, Ashgate, pp.47-66, 2012. ⟨hal-01044541⟩

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