Britain’s rural Muslims: rethinking integration

Hackett, S (2020) Britain’s rural Muslims: rethinking integration. Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9781526110145

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This book examines the relationship between the integration of Muslim migrant communities and rurality in Britain. It uses the county of Wiltshire as a case study, and charts both local authority policy and Muslims communities' personal experiences of migration and integration across the post-1960s period. It draws upon both previously unexplored archival material and oral histories, and addresses a range of topics and themes, including entrepreneurship, housing, education, multiculturalism, social cohesion, and religious identities, needs and practices. It challenges the notion that local authorities in more rural areas have been inactive, and even disinterested, in devising and implementing migration, integration and diversity policies, and sheds light on small and dispersed Muslim communities that have traditionally been written out of Britain's immigration history. In doing so, it reveals that there has long existed a rural dimension to Muslim integration in Britain.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
Research Centres and Groups: Global Citizenship and Identities
UoA: History
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2016 09:21
Last Modified: 16 May 2022 14:52
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