Rita Chin

is associate professor at the Department of History, University of Michigan, US


Islamophobia has become the “defining mental state of the new Europe”, concentrated mainly in the image of the female Muslim immigrant. In a discourse mainly driven by feminists, writes Rita Chin, what began as the expression of concern for Turkish women and their problems in West German society became the articulation of boundaries between East and West, between feminist praxis and unreformed patriarchy.

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