Explores what it means to be a Muslim in modern Scotland
The experience of being a Muslim in Scotland today is shaped by the global and national post-9/11 shift in public attitudes towards Muslims, and is infused by the particular social, cultural and political Scottish ways of dealing with minorities, diversity and integration. This book explores the settlement and development of Muslim communities in Scotland, highlighting the ongoing changes in their structure and the move towards a Scottish experience of being Muslim. This experience combines a sense of civic and social belonging to Scotland with a strong religious and ideological commitment to Islam.
List of Abbreviations
1 Muslims in Scotland: Migration, Settlement and Development
2 Surviving the Crisis and Resisting the Stigma: The Post-9/11 Emergence of a Muslim Consciousness
3 Post-ethnic Scottish Muslim Identities at the Nexus of Nation and Religion
4 The New Muslim Community: Children of Islam and Scotland
5 Integrated yet Discriminated Against: The Ghost of 9/11 in Everyday Muslim Life
6 Discriminated Against yet Integrated: Muslim Resilience and Scottish Engagement with Diversity
Epilogue: Towards a Scottish Communitarianism, where Diversity and Human Universals Meet
About the Author
'In a world riven by ethnic and religious conflict, Stefano Bonino’s Muslims in Scotland gives us a convincing, fascinating, and inspiring example of how an indigenous society can live in harmony with immigrant communities. It should be compulsory reading for those concerned about the future of our world.'
'This up-to-date analysis rests on a historical and demographic foundation. Its account of the Muslims of Scotland and their experiences, often so different from the rest of the UK, is a welcome addition to the literature on Muslims in Europe.'
'This is an important, fresh and pioneering study of the Muslim community in Scotland. It should be required reading for policy makers and academics as well as all those interested in the changing social shape of Scotland today.'
‘Muslims in Scotland highlights the distinctive features of both Scottish identity and Scotland's Muslim communities, demonstrating the relatively benign relationship between the two, in contrast to the situation in some other parts of the UK and Europe.’