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Youthful Muslim masculinities: gender and generational relations

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Peter Hopkins


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There is evidence of two main discourses about the masculinities of young Muslim men – one that emphasizes patriarchy and aggression, the other effeminacy and academicism – and together they offer polarized perspectives of young Muslim men’s masculinities. This paper explores youthful Muslim masculinities through narratives of gender and generational relations, using interview and focus group data collected during discussions with young Muslim men, mainly of Pakistani heritage, who live in Glasgow and Edinburgh, in Scotland. I seek to use this data to disrupt these dominant discourses by demonstrating that young Muslim men’s masculinities are influenced by markers of social difference, as well as locality, and so are multiple, fluid and multi-faceted.

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Author(s): Hopkins PE

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

Year: 2006

Volume: 31

Issue: 3

Pages: 337-352

Print publication date: 12/06/2006

ISSN (print): 0020-2754

ISSN (electronic): 1475-5661


DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2006.00206.x


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