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The New Muslims - Introduction

Alexander, C; Redclift, V; Hussain, A; (2013) The New Muslims - Introduction. In: The New Muslims. (pp. 3-4). Runnymede Trust: Coventry, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

In this collection we have sought to challenge dominant representations of Muslims in Britain by gathering the views and insights of researchers who have been seeking to understand the contemporary identities of those racialized as Muslim in the UK and the politics which surrounds their presence. We hope in some small way to counter the dominant understandings of British Muslim identities where these are based on falsehoods and generalizations, and to highlight the complexities, nuances and diversity of identities among Muslims in Britain. We do this as part of our ongoing project to ensure that our public policy debates and civil society discussions are based on robust, evidence-based analysis rather than sensationalist, knee-jerk responses. In the coming weeks and months, our government will be revisiting its approach to integration and security in the light of the monstrous terrorist attack in Woolwich, South London. We hope that the perspectives presented in this collection occasion some pause for thought so that any policy developments in this area contribute to, rather than detract from, the task of building a successful multi-ethnic society.

Type: Book chapter
Title: The New Muslims - Introduction
ISBN-13: 978-1-909546-00-4
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.runnymedetrust.org/companies/186/74/Th...
Language: English
Additional information: copyright © Runnymede 2013. Some rights reserved. The Runnymede Trust wants to encourage the circulation of its work as widely as possible while retaining the copyright. The trust has an open access policy which enables anyone to access its content online without charge. Anyone can download, save, perform or distribute this work in any format, including translation, without written permission. This is subject to the terms of the Creative Commons Licence Deed: Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Social Research Institute
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10062006
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