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Behind the Backlash Muslim Americans After 9/11

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ISBN-10: 1592139833

ISBN-13: 9781592139835

Edition: 2010

Authors: Lori A. Peek

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As America tried to absorb the shock of the 9/11 attacks, Muslim Americans were caught up in an unprecedented wave of backlash violence. Public discussion revealed that widespread misunderstanding and misrepresentation of Islam persisted, despite the striking diversity of the Muslim community. Letting the voices of 140 ordinary Muslim American men and women describe their experiences, Lori Peek's path-breaking book,Behind the Backlash, presents moving accounts of prejudice and exclusion. Muslims speak of being subjected to harassment before the attacks, and recount the discrimination they encountered afterwards. Peek also explains the struggles of young Muslim adults to solidify their community and define their identity during a time of national crisis.Behind the Backlashseeks to explain why blame and scape-goating occur after a catastrophe. Peek sets the twenty-first century experience of Muslim Americans, who were vilified and victimized, in the context of larger sociological and psychological processes. Peek's book will be of interest to those in disaster research studies, sociology of religion, and race and ethnic relations.
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 11/26/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Lori Peek, Associate Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, also serves as Associate Chair of the Social Science Research Council Task Force on Katrina and Rebuilding the Gulf Coast. She has published widely on vulnerable populations in disaster and is the author of Behind the Backlash: Muslim Americans after 9/11.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Under Attack
Encountering Intolerance
Backlash
Repercussions
Adaptations
Conclusion
Notes
Index