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The Muslim, State and Mind

The Muslim, State and Mind
Psychology in Times of Islamophobia

First Edition

December 2022 | 184 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, security and the politics of mental health.

Tarek Younis is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Middlesex University. 

Chapter 1: Introduction: Friendly Ears
Chapter 2: Islamophobia And The Problem Of Muslim Thought
Chapter 3: Politics And Psychology: The Only Revolution Is Within
Chapter 4: The Politics Of Muslim Mental Health: Legitimacy Through Suffering
Chapter 5:. Security And Extremism: Securing The Muslim Mind
Chapter 6: Neoliberalism And Austerity: Bolstering The Muslim Mind
Chapter 7: Conclusion: The Decolonial Somewhere Between Justice And Peace

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Introduction: The Friendly Ears

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