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Faith, Ideology and Fear Muslim Identities within and Beyond Prisons

by Gabriele Marranci

Faith, Ideology and Fear Muslim Identities within and Beyond Prisons Synopsis

Unique and soundly researched, this book examines the delicate relationship between the experience of prison among Muslims and the formation of religious identity. 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 radicalization, 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 are facilitating 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 offenses, or embarking on a path of radicalization.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847060334
Publication date: 22nd October 2009
Author: Gabriele Marranci
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 190 pages
Categories: Islam,

About Gabriele Marranci

Gabriele Marranci is Lecturer in the Department of Divinity and Religious Studies, University of Aberdeen, UK.

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