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The Muslim, State and Mind
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The Muslim, State and Mind
Psychology in Times of Islamophobia

First Edition


December 2022 | 120 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Mental health is positioned as the cure-all for society’s discontents, from pandemics to terrorism. But psychology and psychiatry are not apolitical, and neither are Muslims. This book unpacks where the politics of the psy-disciplines and the politics of Muslims overlaps, demonstrating how psychological theories and practices serve State interests and perpetuate inequality—especially racism and Islamophobia. Viewing the psy-disciplines from the margins, this book illustrates how these necessarily serve the State in the production of loyal, low-risk and productive citizens, offering a modern discussion of three paradigms underlying the psy-disciplines: neoliberalism, secuirity and the politics of mental health.

Tarek Younis is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Middlesex University. 

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