By Farzana Shain
This can be a well timed empirical problem to present understandings of Muslim boys as a possibility to the social order and their meant radicalization. In interviews, Muslim schoolboys within the West Midlands demonstrate the preoccupations that form their social and political identity and understandings of masculinity, and their stories of schooling.
Cover; advent; 1: From the numbers video game to terroristsuspects ; 2: atmosphere the scene: theorising and learning adolescence stories; three: 'Muslim first': faith, politics and education; four: 'Asian boys run the school': racism and peer family members; five: Territory, turf and ladies; 6: relaxation, activity and song; 7: Aspirations, hopes and fears; eight: end; References; Index
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The New Folk Devils : Muslim Boys and Education in England. by Farzana Shain