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Hopkins (2004) Young Muslim men in Scotland: inclusions and exclusions In the context of a post 9/11 world, Hopkins (2004) examines the complex issues surrounding national identity for young Scottish Muslim men. With a focus on Scotland’s two main urban centres (Glasgow and Edinburgh) the study presents the views of the young Muslim men gathered through focus groups and interviews. The study finds that those who display visible markers of their Islamic identity within the Muslim community are more marginalised within Scottish society. For more studies on this topic, see the same authors’ later works; Hopkins (2007b) which challenges the view that Scotland’s youth are disengaged from mainstream politics, Hopkins (2007a) a study of the importance of global connections for young Scottish Muslim men and Hopkins (2009) a study which focuses on the experience of young Muslim men in Edinburgh and Glasgow within the context of debates around masculinity. Read More Visit site Free Glasgow City, City of Edinburgh Journal article
Hopkins (2007b) Global events, national politics, local lives: young Muslim men in Scotland Hopkins’ (2007b) study challenges the notion that Scotland’s youth are disengaged from mainstream politics. In so doing, it highlights the specific experiences of young Muslim men living within Scotland’s urban areas, placing their lives within a global context which takes events post 9/11 into account. One of the particular strengths of this study is the emphasis placed on the views of young Muslim men, which gives them a principal voice in the analysis. This study builds effectively on some of the authors’ earlier work, see for example Hopkins (2004) which examines the complex issue of national identity for young Scottish Muslim men in our post 9/11 era, Hopkins (2007a) for a study on the importance of global connections to young Scottish Muslim men and Hopkins (2009) for a study focussing on the experience of young Muslim men in Edinburgh and Glasgow within the context of debates around masculinity. Read More Visit site Free Scotland Journal article
Siraj (2014) “Men are hard … Women are soft”: Muslim men and the construction of masculine identity Siraj (2014) defines masculinity as a social construct which comprises values and qualities commonly attributed to males. The author conducts interviews with Muslim men in Glasgow for an analysis that explores how Muslim men construct and articulate their own masculine identity. Participants were drawn from a number of ethnicities, including Pakistani, Arab, Indian, and African. The paper includes a contextual overview of prominent social science research on masculinity along with a more recent study of the construction of Muslim men’s masculinity. Siraj (2014) analyses the concept of masculinity as expressed by the study respondents within the context of their religion. The research explores respondents’ narratives of how they define, construct and maintain their own masculine identities. The author finds that Muslim men construct masculinity within both biological and religious frameworks. For further studies of Muslim masculinities see also Hopkins (2004) and Hopkins (2009). Read More Visit site £ Glasgow City Journal article