Rethinking Muslim integration in Britain: a rural perspective

Hackett, S (2019) Rethinking Muslim integration in Britain: a rural perspective. Manchester University Press, Manchester. (Forthcoming)

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This monograph examines the previously unexplored relationship between Muslim migrant integration and rural Britain by using the county of Wiltshire in the South West of England as a case study. Adopting a historical approach and focusing on the post-1960s period, it draws primarily upon local government documentation and oral history interviews, but also Census data and the local press. An assessment is made of local authority immigrant, integration and diversity policies and strategies, and of Bangladeshi, Indian, Moroccan, Pakistani and Turkish Muslims’ experiences, behaviour and performances. The study addresses a range of areas, including employment and self-employment, housing and neighbourhood formation, educational attainment and language acquisition, access to social services, race relations and racial attacks, equal opportunities, and religious practice and recognition. It determines how Muslim migrant integration has evolved across the post-war period and assesses the factors that have played a role in this. These include Britain's post-war immigration and integration history, legislation and framework; local histories and identities; and Muslim migrants’ religious affiliation, ethnicity, gender and time of settlement. By combining this research with secondary material addressing rural areas across Britain, its goal is to provide a multifaceted and comprehensive insight into the rural integration process.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2016 09:21
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 09:21
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