chapter  8
Muslim women and work in Scotland
ByMasoumeh Velayati
Pages 19

Muslim women stand at the crossings of race, gender and religious differences. Understanding their experiences requires investigation through a number of exploratory themes. I focus here on work: whether paid or unpaid work, or work at the formal or informal sectors of the economy. This is to build knowledge outside the dominant perception where Muslim women are considered a homogenous group with lives huddled at the margins by the dominant discourses in the media, academic literature and policy environment.