Securing Whiteness?: Critical Race Theory (CRT) and the securitization of Muslims in Education

Breen, Damian and Meer, Nasar (2019) Securing Whiteness?: Critical Race Theory (CRT) and the securitization of Muslims in Education. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 26 (5). pp. 595-613. ISSN 1070-289X

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Abstract

This article revisits Critical Race Theory and brings it’s explanatory capacity to bear on the contemporary racialization of Muslims in Europe, most specifically the experience of British Muslim communities in education. The article argues that CRT can provide a theoretically fruitful means of gauging the ways in which anti-Muslim discrimination might be engendered through various strategies around securitization. In a social and political context characterized by a hyper-vigilance of Muslim educators in particular, the article concludes that applying CRT allows us to explore how a general latent whiteness is given political content through a particular racialization of Muslims.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/1070289X.2019.1589981
Dates:
DateEvent
22 January 2019Accepted
3 April 2019Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: British Muslims; securitisation; Critical Race Theory; interest convergence; Fundamental British Values; whiteness
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-01 - sociology, social policy and anthropology > CAH15-01-02 - sociology
CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-01 - sociology, social policy and anthropology > CAH15-01-03 - social policy
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
Depositing User: Damian Breen
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2019 09:29
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 15:55
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7286

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