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Competing visions of identity and space: Bangladeshi Muslims in Britain

Eade, John, Garbin, David (2006) Competing visions of identity and space: Bangladeshi Muslims in Britain. Contemporary South Asia, 15 (2). pp. 181-193. ISSN 0958-4935. (doi:10.1080/09584930600955291) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article explores the role of politics in public debates about what it means to be a Bangladeshi Muslim in contemporary Britain. It examines the history of Bangladeshi community activism, tensions at work in the political arena, and the part played by Islamist leaders and organisations. It grounds this analysis not only in Tower Hamlets, the 'heartland' of the community, but also in Oldham and Birmingham where there are substantial, if scantily researched, concentrations of British Bangladeshis. Through a study of the competing visions of identity and space, this article explores the ways in which secular and religious leaders seek to represent their community in the public sphere. It also discusses the ways in which local political dynamics are shaped by (mainly ideological and social) transnational networks.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09584930600955291
Uncontrolled keywords: community response, Islamism, national identity, political development, political ideology, political integration, political organization, Birmingham [England], England, Eurasia, Europe, Oldham [England], United Kingdom, Western Europe
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2013 12:39 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35983 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Garbin, David: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6599-6791
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