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'Islamic fatalism': life and suffering among Bangladeshi psychiatric patients and their families in London--an interview study 2

Littlewood, R; Dein, S; (2013) 'Islamic fatalism': life and suffering among Bangladeshi psychiatric patients and their families in London--an interview study 2. Anthropology & Medicine , 20 (3) 264 - 277. 10.1080/13648470.2013.853598. Green open access

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Abstract

An interview study of 44 Bangladeshi patients and relatives in eastern London demonstrated frequent appeals to God and deprecation of personal agency. This paper offers an interpretation of this apparent 'fatalism', which argues for the logical downplaying of human agency and ambition in archaic Arabia, contemporary rural Sylhet and among first generation Sylheti migrants in London.

Type: Article
Title: 'Islamic fatalism': life and suffering among Bangladeshi psychiatric patients and their families in London--an interview study 2
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/13648470.2013.853598
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13648470.2013.853598
Language: English
Additional information: © 2013 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The moral rights of the named author(s) have been asserted. Permission is granted subject to the terms of the License under which the work was published. Please check the License conditions for the work which you wish to reuse. Full and appropriate attribution must be given. This permission does not cover any third party copyrighted material which may appear in the work requested.
Keywords: Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Attitude to Health, Bangladesh, Culture, Family, Female, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Islam, London, Male, Mental Disorders, Middle Aged, Young Adult
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Anthropology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1464366
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