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Scotland's MuslimsSociety, Politics and Identity$
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Peter Hopkins

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474427234

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427234.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Scotland’s Muslims: Early Settlement, Current Context and Research Themes

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Scotland's Muslims
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Peter Hopkins

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427234.003.0001

The chapters in this collection explore the everyday lives, experiences, practices and attitudes of Muslims in Scotland. In order to set the context for these chapters, in this introduction I explore the early settlement of Muslims in Scotland and discuss some of the initial research projects that charted the settlement of Asians and Pakistanis in Scotland’s main cities. I then discuss the current situation for Muslims in Scotland through data from the 2011 Scottish Census. Following a short note about the significance of the Scottish context, in the final section, the main themes and issues that have been explored in research about Muslims in Scotland.

Keywords:   Gender, generation and sexuality, national, ethnic and religious identities, residential segregation, suburbanisation and integration, racism, Islamophobia and securitisation

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