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Event Alert: Author Evening with Salman Sayyid

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A fundamental fear

IHRC’s September Author Evening will include guest speaker Professor Salman Sayyid, renowned author and university lecturer to discuss his books ‘A Fundamental Fear’ & ‘Thinking Through Islamophobia: Global Perspectives’ (co-editor AbdoolKarim Vakil) on Thursday 22 September.

In A Fundamental Fear Salman Sayyid discusses contemporary Muslim political identities which is complemented by his most recent book Thinking Through Islamophobia: Global Perspectives where he explores the use of the term Islamaphobia alongside twenty six contributors who illustrate various arguments on the topic.  


Reviews:

Sociology on ‘A Fundamental Fear’:
"[Sayyid] takes a fresh look at how Islam has reached its much-maligned status... Not only is [Sayyid] polemical, incisive and engaging, he is at times poetical. His use of metaphor and analogy serves to illustrate the complexity of the issues that he is putting across."


David Theo Goldberg, author of The Threat of Race: Reflections on Racial Neoliberalism on ‘Thinking Through Islamophobia’
‘Islamophobia has become a dominant form of racist expression across the contemporary global North. Thinking Through Islamophobia provides an especially welcome, timely, and varied set of accounts about what the phenomenon covers, why the current upsurge, and how effectively to think about it.

The discussion and book signing with Salman Sayyid will be broadcast live on IHRC.TV from 18.30 - 20.30 BST (GMT +1) on Wednesday 22 September and the books will be available for a 15% discount on the night. 

Admission is free. To book a place please call 02089044222 or email events@ihrc.org, or leave your name and details in store.


Date:                                  22 September 2011 (Thursday)
Time:                                 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue:                               IHRC Bookshop, Gallery and Information Centre
                                          202 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9 8PA
Nearest train / tube:           Preston Road (Metropolitan Line), South Kenton (Bakerloo Line, Overground)

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