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Islam in Transition
Religion and Identity among British Pakistani Youth

ISBN 9781138007130
Published March 31, 2015 by Routledge
188 Pages

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Book Description

Islam in Transition focuses on the ways in which Islamic religion still engenders powerful loyalties within what is now a predominantly secular society and how, in their continual adherence to their religion, many young British Pakistanis find a welcome sense of stability and permanence. By presenting material collected in field-work study and by using extensive quotations from interviews, the author argues that in a world where concepts of identity are always being challenged traditional sources of authority and allegiance still survive.

Table of Contents

PART I Theory and socio-historical context 1 Social identities 2 The background 3 The field and field-work PART II Empirical findings 4 The circumstances 5 Ethnic boundaries 6 Islam and guidance 7 Religious boundaries, Conclusion

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Jessica Jacobson


'The rich human texture which characterises the book combines with a lack of technicality to provide an eminently readable and sympathetic account ... This is a admirable account of one of the most important cultural transformations in modern Britain, and deserves to be widley read' - Tim Winter, World Faiths Encounter