Young, British and Muslim

Innbundet / 2007 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780826497291
Publisert
2007
Utgiver
Vendor
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Aldersnivå
01, G
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Product language
Engelsk
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Innbundet
Sider
176
Høyde
216 mm
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138 mm
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Young, British and Muslim

Innbundet / 2007 / Engelsk
All four of the bombers involved in 7/7, the deadly attack on London's transport system in July 2005, were aged 30 or under. The spectre of extremist Islam looms large and Muslim youth in the UK are increasingly linked to radical Islamic movements. A clear, balanced examination of this complex issue is long overdue. Philip Lewis sets out to address this by looking at the lives and beliefs of young Muslims aged 18 to 30, against a backdrop of the problems any migrant community face. Beginning with an overview of British Muslim communities, he goes on to explore the nature of the intergenerational gap in the Muslim community, showing how normal tensions are exaggerated as children are educated in a language and culture different to that of their parents.Patriarchal 'clan politics' and a breakdown in communication between young Muslims and traditional Muslim leaders are dispossessing Islamic youth, leading a small but significant minority to turn to radical groups for somewhere to belong and something to believe in. Lewis concludes by identifying a generational shift from 'clan politics' to what he calls a 'new professionalism' and demonstrates how new organizations and networks of Muslim thinkers are springing up all the time - allowing young Muslims to find positive identities and outlets for their concerns and energies.
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All four of the bombers involved in 7/7, the deadly attack on London's transport system in July 2005, were aged 30 or under. The spectre of extremist Islam looms large and Muslim youth in the UK are increasingly linked to radical Islamic movements. This book addresses this by looking at the lives and beliefs of young Muslims aged 18 to 30.
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1. Introduction; 2. Britain's Muslim Communities: A Sketch; 3. Mind the Gap - Understanding Inter-Generational Tensions; 4. Debating Islam: Muslim Professionals Find their Voice; 5. Only Connect: Can the 'ulama Address the Crisis in the Transmission of Islam to Young British Muslims?; 6. British Muslims, Radical Islam and its Critics; 7. Conclusion.
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"Philip Lewis moves beyond a simple narrative of "good Muslims" and "bad Muslims" to capture the anxieties, idiosyncrasies and challenges rumbling within British Islam. Written with the authority of an experienced interfaith activist and academic, this book is an insightful guide into the communities, complex dynamics and diverse voices.." Asim Siddiqui, Chairman, The City Circle."
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Philip Lewis lectures in the Department for Peace Studies, a world leading research center in peace and conflict studies at the University of Bradford. He is the Inter-Faith Adviser to the Bishop of Bradford, sits on the Commission of British Muslims and Islamophobia and is the author of Islamic Britain (IB Tauris).
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ISBN13
9780826497291
Publisert
2007
Utgiver
Vendor
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
176
Høyde
216 mm
Bredde
138 mm
Se alle
Forfatter