Doing ‘dangerous’ autoethnography on Islamophobic victimization

Zempi, I. ORCID: 0000-0002-1719-8573 and Awan, I., 2017. Doing ‘dangerous’ autoethnography on Islamophobic victimization. Ethnography. ISSN 1466-1381

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This article draws on our different experiences of employing autoethnography when researching Islamophobia, using two independent research projects. In particular, we reflect upon our experiences of Islamophobic victimization as a result of being ‘visibly’ Muslim in public spaces in the UK. We discuss our motivation for employing autoethnography and the role of our insider/outsider status in adopting the role of the Muslim ‘other’ in public spaces. Additionally, we consider the nature, extent and impact of Islamophobic victimization upon ourselves, and the coping mechanisms we employed to deal with it. The article concludes by reflecting upon the advantages, ethical challenges and limitations of using autoethnography when researching Islamophobic victimization.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Ethnography
Creators: Zempi, I. and Awan, I.
Publisher: SAGE
Date: 12 March 2017
ISSN: 1466-1381
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 02 Jun 2017 13:43
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:15

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