With Stones in Our Hands: A Selected Bibliography

May 5th, 2018

After September 11, 2001, the global War on Terror has made clear that Islam and Muslims are central to an imperial system of racism. Prior to 9/11, white supremacy had a violent relationship of dominance with Islam and Muslims. Racism against Muslims today borrows from centuries of white supremacy and is a powerful and effective tool to maintain the status quo. With Stones in Our Hands compiles writings by scholars and activists who are leading the struggle to understand and combat anti-Muslim racism. Through a bold call for a politics of the Muslim Left and the poetics of the Muslim International, this book offers a glimpse into the possibilities of social justice, decolonial struggle, and political solidarity. The essays in this anthology reflect a range of concerns such as the settler colonial occupation of Palestine, surveillance and policing, blackness and radical protest traditions, militarism and empire building, social movements, and political repression. With Stones in Our Hands offers new ideas to achieve decolonization and global solidarity.

Sohail Daulatzai, Junaid Rana and Maryam Kashani will discuss With Stones in Our Hands on May 12th at 3pm at the Co-op.

The authors worked collaboratively on the Islamophobia is Racism Syllabus available HERE that is a companion to the edited volume.

About the authors: Sohail Daulatzai is associate professor of film and media studies and African American studies at the University of California, Irvine. He is author of Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom Beyond America.
Junaid Rana is associate professor of Asian American studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He is author of Terrifying Muslims: Race and Labor in the South Asian Diaspora, winner of the 2013 Book Award in Social Sciences from the Association for Asian American Studies.
Maryam Kashani is assistant professor of gender and women’s studies and Asian American studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Trained as an anthropologist and filmmaker, she is currently working on a book manuscript drawn from her ethnographic fieldwork and filmmaking at Zaytuna College and with Muslim communities of the San Francisco Bay Area.
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