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Racism post September 11, 2001 : perceptions and experiences of Vancouver’s Muslim community

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dc.contributor.author Haider, Ayesha
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-11T21:19:43Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-11T21:19:43Z
dc.date.copyright 2005 en
dc.date.issued 2009-12-11T21:19:43Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/16559
dc.description.abstract Canadian Muslims remain a somewhat silent and apprehensive community since the attacks of September 11, 2001. This exploratory qualitative study explores the perceptions and experiences of Vancouver's Muslim community post-9/11 from a critical race theory perspective. I assert that Canadian Muslims have become a racialized community post 9/11, facing racial stereotyping from state and enforcement officials as well as difficult experiences in their social and professional lives. Four focus groups were conducted in 2004-05 in Vancouver with adult Muslims. Participants narrated personal experiences in social interaction, workplace, travel, and perceptions of media portrayal and Canadian government legislation post 9/11. They also spoke about their fears, insecurities and emotions in face of overt and covert racism. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UBC Retrospective Theses Digitization Project [http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/retro_theses/]
dc.title Racism post September 11, 2001 : perceptions and experiences of Vancouver’s Muslim community en
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.name Master of Social Work - MSW en
dc.degree.discipline Social Work en
dc.degree.grantor University of British Columbia
dc.date.graduation 2005-11 en
dc.degree.campus UBCV en


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