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Author Hoque, Ashraf, author.

Title Being young, male and Muslim in Luton / Ashraf Hoque.

Publication Info. London : UCL Press, University College London, 2019.


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 118 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Spotlights
Spotlights (UCL Press)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary What is it like to be a young Muslim man in post-7/7 Britain, and what impact do wider political factors have on the multifaceted identities of young Muslim men? Drawn from the author's ethnographic research of British-born Muslim men in the English town of Luton, Being Young, Male and Muslim in Luton explores the everyday lives of the young men and, in particular, how their identity as Muslims has shaped the way they interact with each other, the local community and the wider world. Through a study of religious values, the pressures of masculinity, the complexities of family and social life, and attitudes towards work and leisure, Ashraf Hoque argues that young Muslims in Luton are subverting what it means to be 'British' through consciously prioritising and re-articulating self-confessed 'Muslim identities' in novel and dynamic ways that suit their experiences as a post-colonial diaspora. Employing extensive participant observation and rich interview content, Hoque paints a detailed picture of young Muslims living in a town consistently associated in the popular media with terrorist activity and as a hotbed for radicalisation. He challenges widely held assumptions about cultural segregation, gender relations and personal liberty in Muslim communities, and gives voice to an emerging generation of Muslims who view Britain as their home and are very much invested in the long-term future of the country and their permanent place within it. This short and accessible book will be of interest to students seeking grounding in Islam and Muslim communities in diaspora, and scholars from an array of social science and humanities backgrounds including Anthropology, Sociology of Religion, Political Science, Urban Studies and Cultural Studies.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Discussion; 1. Luton; 2. Family; 3. Friends; 4. Religion; Conclusion; References; Index
Subject Muslim men -- England -- Luton -- Social conditions.
Muslims -- England -- Luton -- Social conditions.
Hommes musulmans -- Angleterre -- Luton (Bedfordshire) -- Conditions sociales.
Musulmans -- Angleterre -- Luton (Bedfordshire) -- Conditions sociales.
Sociology & anthropology.
HISTORY -- Modern -- 21st Century.
Muslim men -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01983684
Muslims -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01031070
England -- Luton. (OCoLC)fst01212849
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
7 Livres numériques.
Other Form: Print version: Hoque, Ashraf. Being young, male and Musliam in Luton. London : UCL Press, University College London, 2019 9781787351363 (OCoLC)1040230950
ISBN 9781787351349 (electronic bk.)
1787351343 (electronic bk.)
9781787351370 (ePub ebook)
9781787351387 (mobi)
9781787351394 (html)
Standard No. AU@ 000065261225
AU@ 000066373446
UKMGB 019253098

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