For most young people religion and religiosity is something latent or private activated by private events or the passing of years. For Muslim young people it can be activated by an incessant Islamaphobic discourse that requires fundamental questions of relationships and belonging to be addressed in the public gaze whilst being positioned as representatives and 'explainers' of their religion and their communities. Written by a leading practitioner and academic in the field of youth and community work this multidisciplinary book reflects the way theoretical, the social and the religious impacts on the lives of Muslim young people.
M.G. Khan is a Tutor at Ruskin College, Oxford, UK.
Preface: Places we look for ... and places we find; Return to sentiment; Youth work, pedagogy and Islam; The relationships model: a theoretical framework for Muslim youth work; Anti-oppressive practice and Muslim young people; Anthros and pimps: researching Muslim young people; The voluntary sector: values and worlds; The Muslim organisational landscape; A symbiotic relationship: community cohesion, preventing violent extremism and Islamophobia; Nothing to conclude ...