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Muslims and Islam in the UK: A Research Synthesis

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Published
Publication date26/03/2018
DescriptionMuslims and Islam in the UK
Number of pages87
Place of PublicationLancaster
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This CREST review draws on research evidence to give an overview of Muslims and Islam in the UK. It is fully annotated, but is produced in association with a number of shorter CREST Guides intended for those who want the information without the details of where it all comes from. The review and guides together are intended for practitioners, policy-makers, academics, journalists and a wider interested public. The review synthesises open source, humanities and social science research on British Muslims and Islam, and draws on academic literature from Islamic studies, religious studies, history, sociology, anthropology, political science, education, social psychology, and policy and security studies, as well as information from a variety of websites produced by Muslim and Islamic groups, and material from news websites. The review is divided into eight sections, on (1) the history and demography of British Muslims and their communities, (2) mosques, (3) families, gender and generation, (4) education, (5) transnational connections, (6) Islamic movements and networks, (7) representative bodies, civil society organisations and campaigning groups, and (8) cultural, secular and ex-Muslims.