05 February 2020
Islamophobia and the Struggle for Recognition

Seminar Racism and anti-Semitism | Wednesday, February 5

Third session of the seminar Racism and Anti-Semitism: global, national and local perspectives with Tariq Modood.

The concept of Islamophobia as anti-Muslim racism is establishing itself in social science and public discourse alike. Yet there is a tendency to focus on Muslims as an ‘Other’, an ascribed identity, at the expense of  Muslim inter-subjectivity and agency. ‘Othering’ analysis also does not attend to how to distinguish between Islamophobia and reasonable criticism of Muslims and Islam. Moreover, the possibility of mutual criticism based on dialogue, as well as group intersubjectivity and agency are important for multicultural recognition and accommodation.

Tariq Modood is Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy and the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol. He was awarded a MBE for services to social sciences and ethnic relations in 2001, made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2004 and elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2017. He pioneered the idea of anti-Muslim racism in the 1990s, which has now become the leading interpretation of Islamophobia. He has held over 40 grants and consultancies, has over 35 (co-)authored and (co-)edited books and reports and over 200 articles and chapters. His latest book is Essays on Secularism and Multiculturalism (2019). His website is www.tariqmodood.com



Wednesday, February 5th
6:30pm - 8:30pm

FMSH | 54, bd Raspail, Paris 6
Room A3-35

Session in English


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Racism and Anti-Semitism: global, national and local perspectives (2020)

The seminar of the International Platform on Racism and Antisemitism intends to approach racism and anti-Semitism as a global, national and local phenomena, resulting from numerous metamorphoses and historical evolutions. The old forms of racism have not disappeared, but they are now in institutional and systemic mode, and in so-called "cultural" or "differentialist" form. Hatred and rejection of the other are now to be found on social networks (conspiracy theories, often anti-Semitic) and in algorithms. At a time of increase in identity-based movements and competition amongst victims, racist and anti-Semitic prejudice is even developing in some minorities or in groups defending minorities.

This seminar will deal with racism and anti-Semitism in a way that allows for comparison, welcoming approaches from various disciplines of the humanities (sociology, history, biology, political science, anthropology, etc.). It will consider concrete experiences, field research, without neglecting theoretical and epistemological questions.

Directors: Philippe Portier et Michel Wieviorka
Scientific coordination: Régis Meyran

Seminar sessions will be held in room A3-35, at the 54 bd Raspail, Paris 6.



Wednesday, January 8
Race, racism and anti-Semitism: contemporary issues
Michel Wieviorka (FMSH), Philippe Portier (EPHE) et Michel Veuille (EPHE)

Wednesday, January 22
Racism at school
François Dubet (Université de Bordeaux), Béatrice Madiot (Université de Picardie Jules Verne) and Céline Masson (Université de Picardie Jules Verne) 

Wednesday, February 5
Islamophobia and the  Struggle for Recognition
Tariq Modood (Bristol University)

Wednesday, March 4
History of the concept of race in France
Olivier Dutour (EPHE) and Régis Meyran (Université Paris-Descartes)

Wednesday, March 18
Hatred online
Dominique Cardon (Sciences-Po, pending), Gérald Bronner (Université Paris-Diderot, pending), Jérôme Ferret (Université Toulouse 1), Ghislaine Azémard (FMSH and Université Paris 8)

Wednesday, April 1st
Racism in law
Emmanuel Debono (ENS Lyon), Smaïn Laacher (Université de Strasbourg) and Odile Quintin (Ancien directeur général de l'Éducation et de la Culture de la commission européenne)

Wednesday, April 29
Relations between Jews and Muslims, a historical perspective
Benjamin Stora (Paris XIII)

Wednesday, May 6
Sinopias and Pentimenti: Conceptual Approaches and Changing Paths. Antisemitism in Latin America. A transnational perspective​
Judit Bokser (Universidad nacional autónoma de México)

Wednesday, May 13
Is There Room for a Cross-Atlantic Dialogue on Theories of Race and Racism?
John Solomos (Warwick University)

Wednesday, May 19
Tracing the History of a Toxic Present: Resurgent Antisemitism and White Nationalism in the U.S.
Alexandra Minna Stern (University of Michigan)

Wednesday, June 10
Program to come

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