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Islamic piety and masculinity

Samuel, Geoffrey Brian 2011. Islamic piety and masculinity. Contemporary Islam 5 (3) , pp. 309-322. 10.1007/s11562-011-0163-x

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Barbara Metcalf suggested some years ago that a well-known contemporary Islamic movement of pietist inclinations, the Tabligh-i Jama’at, acted in effect to produce a gentler, more feminised male Muslim identity among its adherents. Some other contemporary Islamic movements have similar tendencies. Ritual practices among the Hijaz Community, a mostly Pakistani organisation in the British Midlands, for example, are explicitly aimed to produce a gentler, less aggressive orientation among their followers. Can we see these new movements as part of the evolution of new forms of masculinity among Muslim men, both in Muslim-majority and diasporic populations? I explore this question through field research carried out as part of an ESRC-funded research project on young Muslims in the UK and Bangladesh.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islam – Marriage – Masculinity – UK – Bangladesh
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 1872-0218
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:40

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