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Identity and Upbringing in South Asian Muslim families

Thursday 8 February 13:00 until 14:00
Essex House Seminar Room 18
Speaker: Dr Michela Franceschelli, Lecturer in Sociology, University College London, Institute of Education
Part of the series: CIE Research Café

This event is hosted by the Centre for International Education (CIE).

What are the experiences of South Asian Muslim parents bringing up their children in contemporary Britain?
Identity and Upbringing in south Asian Muslim Families explores these questions within the context of the series of events which, from 9/11 to the recent upsurge of the Islamic State, have affected the perceptions and the identity of Muslims around the world. Franceschelli reveals the complex range of negotiations behind the coming of age of South Asian Muslim teenagers and reflects on the changes and continuities between their life experiences, priorities and aspirations compared to their parents’ generation. Based on primary research with South Asian Muslim young people and parents, this book highlights the importance of Islam to upbringing; the shifting value of South Asian cultural norms in Britain; and the persistent influence of class in shaping inequalities amongst families and on young people’s experiences of growing up.


CIE Research Cafes take place every Thursday in term time in Essex House. Each Cafe is hosted by a guest speaker - from an affiliate organisation or from across the University. These events are open to all postgraduate taught and doctoral researchers across the University.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 10 January 2018