Muslim Politics in the West
Do Muslims pose special challenges for Western societies? Are Muslims particularly prone to violence? Are “their” values compatible with “ours?” In this seminar we will explore constructions of “the Muslim” in Western societies by discussing the following topics: the history of Muslim migration to the West; portrayals of Muslims by Western writers and media; Muslims voices about their place in Western societies; the extent of anti-Muslim sentiments throughout the West; and contemporary political conflicts such as those surrounding the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh in the Netherlands, the Danish cartoon controversy, and the banning of veils in France. 3 hrs. sem./disc.
- Fall 2012
- LaForce 121(LAF 121)
- 1:45pm-2:35pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday (Sep 10, 2012 to Dec 7, 2012)
- Erik Bleich
- First Year Seminar
- First-Year Seminar Program
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- CMP CW
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