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Michael Lavalette and Laura Penketh

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447307082

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447307082.001.0001

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Social work and Islamophobia: identity formation among second and third generation Muslim women in north-west England

Social work and Islamophobia: identity formation among second and third generation Muslim women in north-west England

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(p.151) Eight Social work and Islamophobia: identity formation among second and third generation Muslim women in north-west England
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Race, Racism and Social Work
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Laura Penketh

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447307082.003.0009

For well over a decade there has been a marked increase in hostility towards Muslim communities in Britain, and Islamophobia has emerged as a particular form of modern anti-Muslim racism. This chapter draws on research that was carried out with Muslim women in the North of England to assess questions of Islam, gender and identity in modern Britain. It examines the impact of rising levels of Islamophobia on the lives of Muslim women, and their understanding of and responses to, rising levels of racism. There is a focus on issues of culture and identity, and the reasons why women choose to wear the hijab. The chapter also explores the ways in which social workers can, with insight and understanding, practise in a non-discriminatory and non-oppressive manner when intervening in the lives of Muslim women and their families.

Keywords:   Islamophobia, Anti-racist social work, Anti-oppressive social work, Muslim communities, Muslim women

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