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dc.contributor.authorWeaver, S-
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-26T10:27:56Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-26T10:27:56Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.citationCurrent Sociology, 58(5), 675 - 692, 2010en_US
dc.identifier.issn0011-3921-
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/8948-
dc.descriptionThis is the author's accepted manuscript. The final published article is available from the link below. Copyright @ 2010 The Author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis article examines reactions to the October 2005 publication of the Prophet Muhammad cartoons in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. It does so by using the concept of ‘liquid racism’. While the controversy arose because it is considered blasphemous by many Muslims to create images of the Prophet Muhammad, the article argues that the meaning of the cartoons is multidimensional, that their analysis is significantly more complex than most commentators acknowledge, and that this complexity can best be addressed via the concept of liquid racism. The article examines the liquidity of the cartoons in relation to four readings. These see the cartoons as: (1) a criticism of Islamic fundamentalism; (2) blasphemous images; (3) Islamophobic and racist; and (4) satire and a defence of freedom of speech. Finally, the relationship between postmodernity and the rise of fundamentalism is discussed because the cartoons, reactions to them, and Islamic fundamentalism, all contain an important postmodern dimension.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipESRCen_US
dc.languageeng-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSageen_US
dc.subjectFundamentalismen_US
dc.subjectIslamophobiaen_US
dc.subjectLiquid racismen_US
dc.subjectPostmodernityen_US
dc.subjectProphet Muhammad cartoonsen_US
dc.titleLiquid racism and the Danish Prophet Muhammad cartoonsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0011392110372728-
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