The need for dialogue in the strategies to combat anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in contemporary Scotland

McKinney, S. J. (2018) The need for dialogue in the strategies to combat anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in contemporary Scotland. In: Race, R. (ed.) Advancing Multicultural Dialogues in Education. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 177-194. ISBN 9783319605579 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-60558-6_11)

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Abstract

McKinney seeks to increase understandings of how to reduce discrimination by examining the religious landscape in Scotland. His focus is on Jewish and Muslim communities. With a detailed exploration of the rise in anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in Scotland, the author examines Jewish and Muslim perceptions of their contemporary position and safety. He highlights a recurring narrative that Scotland has been a safer place for Jews and Muslims than England and Wales. This narrative is critiqued through a close focus of the actual position of Jews and Muslims in society by applying Koenigh’s four claims of recognition. McKinney then underlines infringements concerning the human rights of both Jewish and Muslim communities. The author finally looks at communication and education and emphasises the need for authentic multicultural dialogue within and between communities.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McKinney, Professor Stephen
Authors: McKinney, S. J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Creativity Culture and Faith
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:9783319605579
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in Advancing Multicultural Dialogues in Education:177-194
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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