SOC 2070 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Islamophobia

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They way we label it is often reflective of how we make sense of it. Our labels, hostility, and a bunker mentality : perhaps, the way we are talking about terrorism undermines dialogue. Terrorism as war use war as an analogy, all out mobilization and sacrifice, sets the stage for an aggressive, war like response embodies the idea that there is a recognizable. Terrorism as crime seek to align terrorist activity with our definitions of crime, prominent in us and uk press. Terrorism is an international crime, crime is never. Acceptable, we don"t negotiate with criminals this puts criminals in a box making them unavailable for plea or negotiation. Terrorism as a disease its sick, lunacy, madness etc, act now to stop the spread to the susceptible others, you can"t negotiate with someone who is ill or mad. Our labels have also facilitated the othering process.

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