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Author Gilliat-Ray, Sophie, 1969-

Title Muslims in Britain : an introduction / Sophie Gilliat-Ray

Publ Info Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
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 RWU Main Library  DA125.M87 G55 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  DA125 M87 G55 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xvii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgements; Preface; Part I. Historical and Religious Roots: 1. The roots of Islam in Britain; 2. The development of Muslim communities; 3. Middle Eastern religious reform movements; 4. South Asian religious reform movements; Part II. Contemporary Dynamics: 5. Profiling British Muslim communities; 6. Religious nurture and education; 7. Religious leadership; 8. Mosques; 9. Gender, religious identity and youth; 10. Engagement and enterprise; Epilogue; Appendix: Source notes for researchers; List of references; Glossary; Index
Note "Archaeological evidence shows there was contact between Muslims and the British Isles from the 8th century. Beginning with these historical roots, Sophie Gilliat-Ray traces the major points of encounter between Muslims and the British in subsequent centuries, and explores Muslim migration to Britain in recent times. Drawing upon sociology, anthropology, politics, and geography, this comprehensive survey provides an informed understanding of the daily lives of British Muslims. It portrays the dynamic of institutions such as families, mosques and religious leadership, and analyses their social and political significance in today's Britain. Through the study of the historical origins of major Islamic reform movements, it draws attention to the religious diversity within different Muslim communities, and sheds fresh light on contemporary issues such as the nature of religious authority and representation. It also considers British Muslim civic engagement and cultural life, particularly the work of journalists, artists, sports personalities, and business entrepreneurs"-- Provided by publisher
LC subject Muslims -- Great Britain
Muslims -- Great Britain -- Social conditions
Muslims -- Great Britain -- History
Islam -- Great Britain
Islam -- Great Britain -- History
Great Britain -- Religious life and customs
ISBN 9780521830065
0521830060
9780521536882 (pbk.)
052153688X (pbk.)