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Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism; Sociology of Sleep

Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism, comparisons are strikingly absent in British accounts of race and racism. Laurie Taylor finds out why. Also, sleep for shift workers and students.

Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism - similarities and differences. Comparisons of anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim sentiment are strikingly absent in British accounts of race and racism. Laurie Taylor talks to Nasar Meer, Reader in Comparative Social Policy at Strathclyde University, about a new study which attempts to remedy this omission. They're joined by Rumy Hasan, Senior Lecturer at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research at the University of Sussex.
Also, the sociology of 'sleep'. How does sleep fit into our wired awake world? Catherine Coveney, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Warwick, explores the sleeping experiences & strategies of shift workers and students.

Producer: Torquil MacLeod.

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28 minutes

Catherine Coveney

Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick



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Abstract: Managing sleep and wakefulness in a 24-hour world
Sociology of Health & Illness, 36: 123–136
doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.12046

Rumy Hasan

Senior Lecturer, Sussex Centre for Migration Research, SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex



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Dangerous Liaisons: The Clash Between Islamism and Zionism
Publisher: New Generation Publishing
ISBN-10: 1909593141
ISBN-13: 978-1909593145

Nasar Meer

Reader in Comparative Social Policy at Strathclyde University


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Key Concepts in Race and Ethnicity
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd (23 Aug 2014)
ISBN-10: 0857028685
ISBN-13: 978-0857028686

Racialization and Religion: Race, Culture and Difference in the Study of Antisemitism and Islamophobia
Edited by Nasar Meer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN-10: 0415715016
ISBN-13: 978-0415715010

Further reading

Special Issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies: Racialization and Religion: Race, culture and difference in the study of Antisemitism and Islamophobia

Volume 36, Issue 3, 2013

(free download for limited time)


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