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Islam, identity and globalisation: reflections in the wake of September 11th, 2001

Herbert, David (2004). Islam, identity and globalisation: reflections in the wake of September 11th, 2001. In: Coleman, Simon and Collins, Peter eds. Religion, identity and change. Theology and religion in interdisciplinary perspective series in association with the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group. Hants, UK: Ashgate, pp. 154–173.

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This article reflects from a sociological perspective on the challenges to social integration in the UK in the context of the 9/11, riots involving some Muslim youths in several northern English cities over the summer of 2001, and arguments about the role of faith schools which followed those riots. It examines the competing and intersecting discourses within which debates on social integration are couched, the appeal of Islamism for some Muslims in the context of theories of globalisation and identity, and the development of a British Muslim public sphere in the 1990s, concluding with a discussion of the debate on faith schools and social integration.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0-7546-0450-0, 978-0-7546-0450-1
Keywords: Islam; globalisation; identity; faith schools; social integration; social cohesion; Islamism; multiculturalism
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 5006
Depositing User: David Herbert
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:25
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