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Securitized Citizens

Canadian Muslims’ Experiences of Race Relations and Identity Formation Post–9/11

In Securitized Citizens, Baljit Nagra, develops a new critical analysis of the ideas dominant groups and institutions try to impose on young Canadian Muslims and how in turn they contest and reconceptualize these ideas.

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Baljit Nagra is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa.


D. A. Chekki:

‘This timely book makes an outstanding contribution to the disciplines of religion, race-ethnicity, and public policy.’

Maleeha Iqbal:

‘Nagra effectively captures the experiences, perceptions, and feelings of young Canadian Muslims in the immediate aftermath of September 11, 2001. Securitized Citizens is a critical addition to the field.’

Gillian Creese, Department of Sociology and Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, University of British Columbia.:

"Securitized Citizens addresses the important topic of how Muslim youth in Canada negotiate the post-9/11 environment. The book will be of interest to scholars of immigration as well as those interested in issues of racialization, ethnic identity, and social inequality in Canada."

Enakshi Dua, Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, York University. :

"Drawing on existing literature, original empirical research, and fifty in-depth interviews, Securitized Citizens offers rich insights into the daily impact of Islamophobia on Muslim-identified subjects in Canada."

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