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

Breen, Damian (2019) Securing Whiteness?: Critical Race Theory (CRT) and the securitization of Muslims in Education. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power. ISSN ISSN: 1070-289X (print); ISSN 1547-3384 (online)

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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
Uncontrolled Keywords: British Muslims; securitisation; Critical Race Theory; interest convergence; Fundamental British Values; whiteness
Subjects: L300 Sociology
L400 Social Policy
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA20: Social Work and Social Policy
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA21: Sociology
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA23: Education
Depositing User: Damian Breen
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2019 09:29
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2019 09:29
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7286

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