Muslims in Britain: Race, Place and Identities by Peter Hopkins

By Peter Hopkins

Following the occasions of eleventh September 2001 within the united states, and extra specially, the bombings at the London underground on seventh July 2005 and the incident at Glasgow Airport on thirtieth June 2007, an expanding volume of public consciousness has been concentrated upon Muslims in Britain. opposed to the backdrop of this debate, this e-book units out a chain of cutting edge insights into the typical lives of Muslims dwelling in modern Britain, in an try to movement past commonplace stereotypes pertaining to what it capacity to be 'Muslim'.

Combining unique empirical study with theoretical interventions, this assortment bargains a number reflections on how Muslims in Britain negotiate their daily lives, deal with reports of racism and exclusion, and strengthen neighborhood networks and worldwide connections. The authors discover a large diversity of topics together with gender family; academic and monetary matters; migration and mobility; faith and politics; racism and Islamophobia; and the development and contestation of Muslim identities. Threaded during the remedy of those subject matters is a unifying difficulty with the ways that geography issues to how Muslims negotiate their day-by-day reports in addition to their racialised, gendered and spiritual identities. exceptionally, consciousness is targeted upon the position of the house and native group, the impact of the economic system and the country, and the facility of transnational connections and mobilities within the daily lives of Muslims in Britain.

Includes contributions from:Louise Archer, Yahya Birt, Sophie Bowlby, Claire Dwyer, Richard Gale, Peter Hopkins, Lily Kong, Sally Lloyd-Evans, Sean McLoughlin, Sharmina Mawani, Tariq Modood, Anjoom Mukadam, Caroline Nagel, Deborah Phillips, Bindi Shah, and Lynn Staeheli.

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There are so many of us here, which is nice, but . . [sentence unfinished]. I sometimes think about entertaining my mum and dad and brothers and sisters in my own place and how it would be . . It may happen one day, inshallah. This embodiment of the home space, this imagined space, permits the woman to reconfigure the everyday setting and to enter a liminal place, or as Soja (1996) suggested, a ‘third space’. g. mothering and entertaining) but they take place beyond the regulated space of the immediate family.

2005; Falah and Nagel 2005). This literature emphasises the complexity of processes of identification for Muslim women and the social differences (in ethnic heritage, transnational associations, education, class, locality, age) that underpin the way in which they see themselves, negotiate their sense of ‘self’ at home or at work, and experience feelings of local, national and Islamic belonging. British Muslim female subjectivities, Mohammad (2005: 180) contends, are not simply rooted in a religious identity but are produced across ‘a matrix of discourses’, ranging from the Western secular to the Islamist.

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