CFP Deadline: Jun 30, UK Symposium on Islamophobia and Surveillance: Genealogies of a Global Order

June 15, 2015toJune 30, 2015

Call for Papers
ErRS* annual symposium
25 September 2015, Edge Hill University, UK

This symposium is concerned with the genealogies of the relationship between Islamophobia and State surveillance in political thought and praxis. Why, when, and where did the Islamophobic surveillance imperative emerge? And how did it evolve into such a powerful element in apparatuses of global and local State power?

The symposium will consist of ten papers, and it is intended that they will be the basis of a journal special-issue. After a program is finalized, a full proposal will be submitted to Ethnic and Racial Studies. Papers will be submitted and shared among participants prior to the meeting.

Proposals that engage with one or more of the following issues will be particularly welcome:
•    Medieval Christianity, notions of self, and the Islamic challenge
•    Religious thought and the Enlightenment
•    Race-thinking and the Western State
•    European imperial and colonial practices of surveillance in Islamic lands
•    International surveillance collaboration
•    Islamophobic surveillance in Asian States, including Islamic lands
•    International institutions of power, such as the League of Nations, United Nations, NATO, the European Union
•    The Cold War and its legacies
•    Comparative studies with other moments in the history of State surveillance

Please submit abstracts of up to 300 words and a brief biography to Dr James Renton <james.rentonATedgehill.ac.uk> (Edge Hill University) by 30 June 2015.

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