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Hopkins (2007b) Global events, national politics, local lives: young Muslim men in Scotland

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Hopkins’ (2007b) study challenges the notion that Scotland’s youth are disengaged from mainstream politics. In so doing, it highlights the specific experiences of young Muslim men living within Scotland’s urban areas, placing their lives within a global context which takes events post 9/11 into account. One of the particular strengths of this study is the emphasis placed on the views of young Muslim men, which gives them a principal voice in the analysis. This study builds effectively on some of the authors’ earlier work, see for example Hopkins (2004) which examines the complex issue of national identity for young Scottish Muslim men in our post 9/11 era, Hopkins (2007a) for a study on the importance of global connections to young Scottish Muslim men and Hopkins (2009) for a study focussing on the experience of young Muslim men in Edinburgh and Glasgow within the context of debates around masculinity.

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Hopkins, P. E. (2007b). Global events, national politics, local lives: young Muslim men in Scotland. Environment and Planning A, Vol.39(5), pp.1119-1133.

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