ABSTRACT

Islam in Transition focuses on the ways in which Islamic religion still engenders powerful loyalties within what is now a predominantly secular society and how, in their continual adherence to their religion, many young British Pakistanis find a welcome sense of stability and permanence. By presenting material collected in field-work study and by using extensive quotations from interviews, the author argues that in a world where concepts of identity are always being challenged traditional sources of authority and allegiance still survive.

chapter |5 pages

Introduction

chapter Part I|45 pages

Theory and Socio-Historical Context

chapter 1|15 pages

Social Identities

chapter 2|15 pages

The Background

chapter 3|13 pages

The Field and Field-Work

chapter Part II|90 pages

Empirical Findings

chapter 4|21 pages

The Circumstances

chapter 5|16 pages

Ethnic Boundaries

chapter 6|23 pages

Islam and Guidance

chapter 7|24 pages

Religious Boundaries

chapter |4 pages

Conclusion