Find sources relating to the Muslim global diaspora and relevant current events issues
Last Updated: Sep 4, 2013
Here are a few of the books we have on this topic in the library. To find more, try searching the catalog for "islam" or "muslim", etc, and click Keyword
Muslims around the world today
Call Number: 297.09 WOL
Publication Date: 2009
Explores the diversity of Muslims around the world, discussing differences in beliefs and practices between different groups and the challenges that Muslims face wherever they live.
Islam : opposing viewpoints
Call Number: 297.2 H965i
Publication Date: 2001
Political analysts, Islamic scholars, and media commentators provide opposing views on issues surrounding Islam and Muslims throughout the world. Topics include: whether Islamic and Western values are in conflict, the status of women under Islam, whether Islam promotes terrorism, and what policies the United States should take toward Islam.
Islamophobia : the ideological campaign against Muslims
Call Number: 305.6 SHE
Publication Date: 2011
Examines the rise of anti-Muslim and anti-Arab sentiments in the West, including the increased mainstreaming of Muslim-baiting rhetoric and legislation, police surveillance, witch-trials and discriminatory policies towards Muslims in North America and abroad.
Life under the Taliban
Call Number: 958.104 STE
Publication Date: 2005
This book discusses the history of Afghanistan, the rise and fall of the Taliban, and daily life under the regime.
Encyclopedia of human rights
Call Number: REF 323.03 FOR
Publication Date: 2009
Five-volume encyclopedia covers important people, organizations and institutions, human rights events and crises, and human rights standards. Go alphabetically for a more general article (look up "Afghanistan", for example) or use the index in Volume 5 to search for related articles by topic.
- Country Reports
In-depth country reports, especially useful for finding cultural information such as religion, family life, fashion, recreation and holidays. Also includes a great Current Events section for each country.
- CQ Global Researcher
A great starting point for current events issues. Find in-depth reports on issues such as international relations and human rights. You can also choose to browse by your specific country. Most reports include timelines, graphs and charts, and pro/con debate sections.
- Proquest Newsstand
International newspaper articles from the 1990s to the present. Use this database to find out different points of view on a current events issue, or how an event was covered around the world. Try using the Advanced Search to combine different keywords--for example, "France" and "Islam".
- Academic Search Premier
For exploring your theme through in-depth research. This database is a great place to look for scholarly articles on history, the sciences, the humanities, politics, and more. Use the Advanced Search to narrow in on a topic.
Here is an example of the reports you will find in CQ Global Researcher. You can find comprehensive, pro-and-con reports on many other current-events topics in the CQ Researcher and CQ Global Researcher databases.
Television news coverage on the hijab debate from Paris-based news channel FRANCE 24. "FRANCE 24 gives a French perspective to international current events through diversity of opinions, debate and confrontation of viewpoints."
Find more news videos and articles at FRANCE 24 online.
- BBC Religions: Guide to Hijab and Niqab
An explanatory guide to the different types of veils worn by Muslim women. Includes illustrations and textual basis and distinctions from the Muslim Qur'an (Koran).
- Spiegel Online: "Burqa Bans" section
Online English-language version of the German magazine, Der Spiegel. They have a special section which pulls together all of their news articles and opinion pieces related to the issue of the burqa bans in Europe.
- Pew Research Center: Muslims in Europe
A 2006 report from the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan institute based in Washington, DC. The institute "provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world" through the use of global public opinion surveys.
There are two ways to get to the databases from off-campus: use Netilla to log-in virtually, or email us for passwords to the databases.