Doing ‘dangerous’ autoethnography on Islamophobic victimization

Zempi, Irene and Awan, Imran (2017) Doing ‘dangerous’ autoethnography on Islamophobic victimization. Ethnography, 18 (3). pp. 367-386. ISSN 1466-1381

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This article draws on our different experiences of employing autoethnography when researching Islamophobia, using two independent research projects. In particular, we reflect upon our experiences of Islamophobic victimization as a result of being ‘visibly’ Muslim in public spaces in the UK. We discuss our motivation for employing autoethnography and the role of our insider/outsider status in adopting the role of the Muslim ‘other’ in public spaces. Additionally, we consider the nature, extent and impact of
Islamophobic victimization upon ourselves, and the coping mechanisms we employed to deal with it. The article concludes by reflecting upon the advantages, ethical challenges and limitations of using autoethnography when researching Islamophobic victimization.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L300 Sociology
L400 Social Policy
L500 Social Work
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
Depositing User: Imran Awan
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2017 09:39
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2017 09:39

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