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The Enigma of Diversity

The Enigma of Diversity Book Reviews 121 that are imposed on Muslim bodies. They are under- perspectives together. Interestingly, the administra- stood in relation to their stance on religious violence. tion rarely publicly referred to race in conversations Muslim bodies are racialized when they are denied about affirmative admissions and diversity but instead the ability to be whole and complex human beings but discussed diversity of perspectives, while race was instead are reduced to “religious subjects” (p. 111). understood to be a priority by individuals affiliated One of the weaknesses of the book is Tyrer’s lack with the university. of attention to religious signifiers, such as the hijab or Next, the Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago is a Muslim name, and how they contribute to the racial- discussed. This neighborhood prides itself on diver- ization of Muslim bodies. Perhaps the use of dis- sity, and officials often spoke about diversity as a course analysis contributes to the inability to examine defining feature of the neighborhood. Conversely, the how these factors are important to understand how housing policies and treatment of gentrification in the interpretations of a Muslim body, and consequently area reflected principles of liberalism and colorblind- Islamophobia, is about race. Tyrer’s focus http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sociology of Race and Ethnicity SAGE

The Enigma of Diversity

Sociology of Race and Ethnicity , Volume 2 (1): 2 – Jan 1, 2016

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SAGE
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© American Sociological Association 2015
ISSN
2332-6492
eISSN
2332-6506
DOI
10.1177/2332649215613305
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Abstract

Book Reviews 121 that are imposed on Muslim bodies. They are under- perspectives together. Interestingly, the administra- stood in relation to their stance on religious violence. tion rarely publicly referred to race in conversations Muslim bodies are racialized when they are denied about affirmative admissions and diversity but instead the ability to be whole and complex human beings but discussed diversity of perspectives, while race was instead are reduced to “religious subjects” (p. 111). understood to be a priority by individuals affiliated One of the weaknesses of the book is Tyrer’s lack with the university. of attention to religious signifiers, such as the hijab or Next, the Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago is a Muslim name, and how they contribute to the racial- discussed. This neighborhood prides itself on diver- ization of Muslim bodies. Perhaps the use of dis- sity, and officials often spoke about diversity as a course analysis contributes to the inability to examine defining feature of the neighborhood. Conversely, the how these factors are important to understand how housing policies and treatment of gentrification in the interpretations of a Muslim body, and consequently area reflected principles of liberalism and colorblind- Islamophobia, is about race. Tyrer’s focus

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Sociology of Race and EthnicitySAGE

Published: Jan 1, 2016

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