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The New Xenophobia

Tabish Khair


Xenophobia, the fear or dislike of strangers, has been seen throughout the course of recorded history in the form of communal riots, racist attacks, religious hatred, and various kinds of genocide. Hindu–Muslim riots in India, Sinhalese–Tamil tensions in Sri Lanka, the persecution of Roma (Gypsies) in Europe, ethnic cleansing in places like the former Yugoslavia, purging of Shias and Sunnis in Iraq and Syria, skinheads attacking immigrants, and the Jewish holocaust are just a few obvious examples. The New Xenophobia studies this fear in a historical, philosophical, and socio-economic context. ... More

Keywords: xenophobia, stranger, fear, other, religion, violence, capitalism, labour, racism, Nazism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199463589
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463589.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tabish Khair, author
English teacher at Aarhus University, Denmark