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Class, ethnicity and religion in the Bengali East End: A political history

Sarah Glynn


This exploration of one of the most concentrated immigrant communities in Britain combines a new narrative history, a theoretical analysis of the evolving relationship between progressive left politics and ethnic minorities, and a critique of political multiculturalism. Its central concern is the perennial question of how to propagate an effective radical politics in a multicultural society: how to promote greater equality that benefits both ethnic minorities and the wider population, and why so little has been achieved. It charts how the Bengali Muslims in London’s East End have responded to ... More

Keywords: Bengalis, Bangladeshis, Tower Hamlets, multiculturalism, Islamism, immigrant politics, socialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719095955
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719095955.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Glynn, author
University of the West of Scotland