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Muftic, A. (2013), Islam in the public agenda. Strategies of verbally opposing Islamophobia (Islam in der öffentlichen Agenda. Strategien des widerständigen Sprechens gegen die Islamophobie), SWS-Rundschau, Vol. 53, No.4, pp. 454-473

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Type of publication

Study - qualitative research

Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution



Muftic, A.

Main Thematic Focus


Target Population

General population

Key findings

A discourse analysis of Islamophobia in Austrian media and public discusses strategies to oppose Islamophobic discourse. According to the author, These are mainly defensive strategies, which are applied by Austrian Islam groups. They are related to the religion itself, like informing people about the rules of Koran and publishing suras. The article also addresses a subversive strategy from Germany, which is applied by "Kanak-attac" - a group of Islam activists.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

qualitative: discourse analysis.

Sample details and representativeness


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