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Religious nurture in British Muslim families: implications for social work

Scourfield, Jonathan Bryn ORCID:, Warden, Rosalind, Gilliat-Ray, Sophie ORCID:, Khan, Asma and Otri, Sameh 2013. Religious nurture in British Muslim families: implications for social work. International Social Work 56 (3) , pp. 326-342. 10.1177/0020872812474032

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Some recent commentary on the relevance of religion and spirituality to social work emphasizes a liberal Western individualized notion of spirituality, rather than the significance of formal religion. Evidence from sociological research on religious nurture in British Muslim families challenges this emphasis. Sixty Muslim families from diverse backgrounds in one UK city took part in a qualitative study, consisting of interviews with adults and children aged 12 and under; observation of formal learning and oral and photographic diaries. The article focuses in particular on the importance of religious nurture in Muslim families and parents’ views about ‘spirituality’.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Uncontrolled Keywords: children; family; Islam; Muslims; socialization
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0020-8728
Funders: AHRC, ESRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 14 April 2021
Last Modified: 13 May 2024 14:41

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