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Hopkins (2009) Responding to the ‘crisis of masculinity’: the perspectives of young Muslim men from Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland This study by Hopkins (2009) examines the experience of young Muslim men in Edinburgh and Glasgow within the context of debate around masculinity. The author reveals how issues such as social class, family expectation and the young men’s own interests are part of an intricate set of issues which inform their response to questions of masculinity. The study is a welcome addition to the literature on an under-researched group within a context that is more often than not centred on the experiences of white working class youth and young black men. For further studies on Muslim masculinities and gender see Hopkins (2004) which examines the complexity of national identity for young Scottish Muslim men, Siraj (2009) which explores Muslim attitudes towards homosexuality and perceptions of gender; Siraj (2010) on how Muslim couples employ religion in reproduction of patriarchal family structures and gendered identities and Siraj (2014) who explores how Muslim men construct and articulate their masculine identity. Read More Visit site £ Glasgow City, City of Edinburgh Journal article
Moskal (2013b) Transnational social networks, human capital and economic resources of Polish immigrants in Scotland Moskal’s (2013b) study explores migrants’ use of resources (social, cultural and economic capital) using evidence gathered through surveys and interviews conducted with Polish migrants in Scotland during 2006-2007. The study set out to explore the group’s integration into Scottish society. In addition, the research explores Polish migrants’ transnational connections. The study builds on previous work which has shown persistent connections between a migrant’s country of origin and settlement. These links are multi-faceted and have a significant influence on the lives of migrants. The study examines emerging, new forms of mobility to which multiple identities are associated along with transnational connections, which reflect current patterns of movement facilitated by the flexibility of European Union policy. Overall, this study by Moskal (2013b) highlights the fading distinction between internal and international migration in the context of post-enlargement Europe. Also see Moskal (2013a) for an additional study which examines social and cultural capital and labour mobility in a transnational context between Poland and Scotland. Read More Visit site Free EU Scotland Book