Journal Article — Epistemic Islamophobia and Colonial Social Sciences — by Ramón Grosfoguel




This article explores how epistemic racism shapes contemporary discussions on Islamophobia. Epistemic Racism is an underestimated aspect of racism. The first part is a discussion about epistemic racism in the world-system. The second part is on the Western male hegemonic identity politics and the fundamentalist responses to it. The third part is on epistemic Islamophobia and the social sciences.

Recommended Citation

Grosfoguel, Ramón. 2010. “Epistemic Islamophobia and Colonial Social Sciences.” Pp. 29-38 in Islam: From Phobia to Understanding (Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge: Volume VIII, Issue 2, 2010.) Belmont, MA: Okcir Press (an imprint of Ahead Publishing House).

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