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Identity and Upbringing in South Asian Muslim Families

Insights from Young People and their Parents in Britain

Authors: Franceschelli, Michela

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  • Uniquely focuses on intergenerational differences in identity and belonging
  • Provides a compelling insight into British Muslims' family and cultural life with an extensive range of original interviews
  • Offers an innovative extension of Bourdieusian concepts to a new and emerging area of study
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What is it like to grow up as a South Asian British Muslim today? What are the experiences of South Asian Muslim parents bringing up their children in contemporary Britain? Identity and Upbringing in South Asian Muslim Families explores these questions within the context of the series of events which, from 9/11 to the recent upsurge of the Islamic State, have affected the perceptions and the identity of Muslims around the world. Franceschelli reveals the complex range of negotiations behind the coming of age of South Asian Muslim teenagers and reflects on the changes and continuities between their life experiences, priorities and aspirations compared to their parents' generation. Based on primary research with South Asian Muslim young people and parents, this book highlights the importance of Islam to upbringing; the shifting value of South Asian cultural norms in Britain; and the persistent influence of class in shaping inequalities amongst families and on young people's experiences of growing up.

About the authors

Michela Franceschelli is a Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, University College London, Institute of Education. Her research focuses on the influences of migration, culture, gender and social class on youth and identity formation, and on the related process of intergenerational transmission. 

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“This book provides a compassionate narrative of young Muslims’ everyday lives. It privileges accounts of tolerance, modesty and cultural tradition over the often-mediatized stories of radicalisation and islamophobia. It is a welcome addition to understanding key topics of identity, upbringing and youth transitions in the social sciences, albeit in the specific context of Islam and British society.” (Jo Hickman Dunne, Children's Geographies, Vol. 16 (5), 2018)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-53170-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-53169-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Identity and Upbringing in South Asian Muslim Families
Book Subtitle
Insights from Young People and their Parents in Britain
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53170-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53170-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53169-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 296
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations
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