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Faith, Ideology and Fear von Marranci, Gabriele (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 20.10.2011
  • Verlag: Continuum International Publishing
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Faith, Ideology and Fear

Based on four years anthropological research within prisons and Muslim communities in the UK, this book offers a unique discussion of the relationship between the experience of prison among Muslims and the formation of religious identity. Gabriele Marranci thoroughly examines Muslim religious life in prison, the work of Muslim chaplains and imams (and the overall impact that they have on Muslim prisoners), providing an analysis of the current prison policies aiming to prevent radicalisation, and discusses the counterproductive results of an increasing young Muslim presence in prisons, as well as the reaction of the Muslim communities to this increase. Marranci suggests that the prison environment, and increasing restrictions therein, are linked to the fear of radicalization, and arefacilitating identity processes in which Islam turns into an ideology. This important study goes on to make a thorough examination of the lives of former Muslim prisoners, showing how they are particularly vulnerable to extremists' recruitment, and explaining the dynamics which have led, in certain cases, to their recommitting offences, or embarking on a path of radicalization.

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 20.10.2011
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781441131447
    Verlag: Continuum International Publishing
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