Apr 21, 2021
Casting Out: The Eviction of Muslims from Western Law and Politics
Posted by Sherene H. Razack

Three stereotypical figures have come to represent the war on terror the dangerous Muslim man, the imperilled Muslim woman, and the civilized European Casting Out explores the use of these characterizations in the creation of the myth of the family of democratic Western nations obliged to use political, military, and legal force to defend itself against a menaciThree stereotypical figures have come to represent the war on terror the dangerous Muslim man, the imperilled Muslim woman, and the civilized European Casting Out explores the use of these characterizations in the creation of the myth of the family of democratic Western nations obliged to use political, military, and legal force to defend itself against a menacing third world population It argues that this myth is promoted to justify the expulsion of Muslims from the political community, a process that takes the form of stigmatization, surveillance, incarceration, torture, and bombing.In this timely and controversial work, Sherene H Razack looks at contemporary legal and social responses to Muslims in the West and places them in historical context She explains how race thinking, a structure of thought that divides up the world between the deserving and undeserving according to racial descent, accustoms us to the idea that the suspension of rights for racialized groups is warranted in the interests of national security She discusses many examples of the institution and implementation of exclusionary and coercive practices, including the mistreatment of security detainees, the regulation of Muslim populations in the name of protecting Muslim women, and prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib She explores how the denial of a common bond between European people and those of different origins has given rise to the proliferation

  • Title: Casting Out: The Eviction of Muslims from Western Law and Politics
  • Author: Sherene H. Razack
  • ISBN: 9780802094971
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback
  • Casting Out The Eviction of Muslims from Western Law and Politics Three stereotypical figures have come to represent the war on terror the dangerous Muslim man the imperilled Muslim woman and the civilized European Casting Out explores the use of these characteriz

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    Sherene Razack is the writer I wish I could be The primacy she gives to strongly grounded, carefully considered and elegantly argued theory, the way she keeps meticulous footnotes and the urgency of her subject matter not limited to this book are always inspirations to me The fact that she writes mainly about the Canadian context is the icing on the cake Particular highlights for me her treatment of Agamben and the state of exception her thoughts on the politics and narratives of rescue in a the [...]


    Lukáš

    This book is a highly enjoyable collection of geographically and thematically wide ranging case studies displaying the deeper issues with how post 9 11 societies have mobilized numerous liberal virtues as principles on which to secure a racialized hierarchy making Muslims second rate and legally disenfranchised, excluded subjects Besides providing instances on how feminism, multiculturalism, human rights and modernity have been taken up by conservative movements as cases excusing racist policies [...]


    Jason Dougenis

    Incredibly heavy but points are not substantially argued


    Teghan

    If you are not accustomed to Razack s style, you may find this book hard to read She has a particular way of writing that can force alot of guilt onto the reader Regardless of that she is quite brilliant and she sees the truth of the world in such a striking way that one cannot help but be altered after reading her work Casting Out is an exploration of the experiences of Muslims in todays world It is definitely worth reading.Her exploration of the systemic oppression of Muslims across the world [...]


    Scott Neigh

    Reviewed here.


    cory

    here s the review racialicious 2008 10 0


    Aliya Kassam

    Explains the extra juridical process of the state of exception and the presumption of guilt suspicion which Muslims now face in the West.



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