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Hopkins (2009) Responding to the ‘crisis of masculinity’: the perspectives of young Muslim men from Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland

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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.

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Hopkins, P. E. (2009) Responding to the ‘crisis of masculinity’: the perspectives of young Muslim men from Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland. Gender, Place and Culture, Vol.16(3), pp.299-312.

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