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Islam and identity politics among British-Bangladeshis
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Islam and identity politics among British-Bangladeshis: A leap of faith

Ali Riaz

Abstract

The tendency among ethnic minority Muslim immigrant communities in Europe towards identification with Islam as a marker of identity is discussed in an array of studies, but seldom have they explained sufficiently how the change took place. Islam and Identity Politics among British-Bangladeshis: A Leap of Faith probes the causes of and conditions for the preference of the members of the British-Bangladeshi community for a religion-based identity vis-à-vis ethnicity-based identity, and the influence of Islamists in shaping the discourse. It also examines whether this salience of Muslim identity ... More

Keywords: Islam, Identity, British politics, Bangladesh, Migration, Diaspora, Multiculturalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719089558
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719089558.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ali Riaz, author