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Deer crossing. Moose crossing. Old people crossing. Children crossing: Reading Islamophobia through a vegan lens in Kamila Shamsie’s Burnt Shadows

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This article uses close textual analysis of Kamila Shamsie’s Burnt Shadows in order to reevaluate contemporary theorizations of Islamophobia in relation to global speciesism. By addressing the lacuna in current work engaging with Islamophobia of an understanding of speciesism as a form of discriminatory oppression engrained within the hierarchical divisions of categories of human identity, the article seeks to establish a radically new vegan mode of reading with which to approach literary tex...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1177/0021989416634767

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Publisher:
SAGE Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Commonwealth Literature Journal website
Volume:
53
Issue:
1
Pages:
109-123
Publication date:
2016-04-25
Acceptance date:
2016-02-03
DOI:
EISSN:
1741-6442
ISSN:
0021-9894
Pubs id:
pubs:824394
URN:
uri:ee3e7a1b-6c2a-4778-8605-54a483a2bb68
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uuid:ee3e7a1b-6c2a-4778-8605-54a483a2bb68
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pubs:824394

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