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Criminology and Sociology Seminar Series 2010-11

Posted on 21/10/2011

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 Islam, Muslim Youth and Identity

Seminar Series

Centre for Criminology and Sociology/Department of History

 Seminar series co-ordinators: Professor Ravinder Barn (r.barn@rhul.ac.uk), and Professor Humayun Ansari (K.Ansari@rhul.ac.uk)

 Since the Rushdie affair, almost two decades ago, there has been much public concern about the 'integration' of Muslims in British society. The events of 11 September 2001 in the USA, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, 7 July 2005 bombings in London, and the daily happenings in Israel/Palestine amongst other world conflicts involving Muslims have been seen to be contributory political factors for Muslims to identify with their faith rather than a nation-state or ethnicity. The increasing 'Islamophobia' in Western countries, coupled with the discrimination and disadvantage experienced by Muslims could arguably be among the important factors in group and individual identity construction, and politics.

 This seminar series aims to bring together the disparate academic debates and discussions on the politics of identity, belonging, culture and faith. We are seeking to integrate theoretical and empirical writings on Islam, fundamentalism and the politics of social cohesion and integration. It is intended that given the increasing concern about Islam, youth and radicalisation, muslim youth will constitute the key underlying theme in all seminars.

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