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Abbas, Tahir 1970-

Works: 57 works in 223 publications in 2 languages and 9,002 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Creator, Speaker, pan, 340
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Most widely held works by Tahir Abbas
Islamic political radicalism : a European perspective by Tahir Abbas( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islamic political radicalism in Europe has seen dramatic growth in recent times. This book offers a sociological, anthropological, psychological and political science analysis of the causes and consequences of this phenomenon. The authors explore the motivations behind such radicalism, focusing on an array of different factors
Muslim Britain : communities under pressure by Tahir Abbas( )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A topical sociological survey of the British South Asian Muslim community in the aftermath of 9/11
Islamic radicalism and multicultural politics : the British experience by Tahir Abbas( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The manifestation of an Islamic political radicalism in Britain has been one of the most dramatic developments in recent times. 'Islamic radicalism and multicultural politics' explores the nature of this phenomenon by analysing the origins of Islam, its historical contact with Western Europe and Britain and the emergence of an Islamic political radicalism in the Muslim world and in diaspora communities in the West. Tahir Abbas draws on historical analysis and contemporary case setudies to explore the post-war immigration and integration of Muslim groups, the complex relations that exist between a secular neo-liberal Britain and a diverse but multifaceted political and cultural Islam, and the extent of social and economic inequalities that affect Muslims as individuals and citizens in local area communities. He shows how violent extremism among British Muslims is in reality influenced by a range of issues, including the processes of globalisation and contemporary politics, media, culture and society. Examining and dissecting the approaches to public policy, Abbas offers suggestions for tackling the major social, cultural, political and economic questions facing British Muslims in the post-7/7 era. An important contribution to the study of religion, race and ethnicity in modern Britain, this accessible work will be of interest to those working in the fields of sociology, ethnic studies, Islamic studies and political science, as well as policy-makers and practitioners"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of cover
Honour, violence, women and Islam by Mohammad Mazher Idriss( )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why are honour killings and honour-related violence (HRV) so important to understand? What do such crimes represent? And how does HRV fit in with Western views and perceptions of Islam? This distinctively comparative collection examines the concept of HRV against women in general and Muslim women in particular. The issue of HRV has become a sensitive subject in many South Asian and Middle Eastern countries and it has received the growing attention of the media, human rights groups and academics around the globe. However, the issue has yet to receive detailed academic study in the United Kingdom, particularly in terms of both legal and sociological research. This collection sets out the theoretical and ethical parameters of the study of HRV in order to address this intellectual vacuum in a socio-legal context. The key objectives of this book are: to construct, and to develop further, a theory of HRV; to rationalise and characterise the different forms of HRV; to investigate the role of religion, race and class in society within this context, in particular, the role of Islam; to scrutinise the role of the civil/criminal law/justice systems in preventing these crimes; and to inform public policy-makers of the potential policies that may be employed in combating HRV."--Book cover
Contemporary Turkey in Conflict : Ethnicity, Islam and Politics by Tahir Abbas( )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New perspectives on ethnic relations, Islam and neoliberalism have emerged in Turkey since the rise of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2002. Placing the period within its historical and contemporary context, Tahir Abbas argues that what it is to be ethnically, religiously and culturally Turkish has been transformed. He explores how issues of political trust, social capital and intolerance towards minorities have characterised Turkey in the early years of the 21st-century. He shows how a radical neoliberal economic and conservative outlook has materialised, leading to a clash over the religious, political and cultural direction of Turkey. These conflicts are defining the future of the nation
Political Muslims : understanding youth resistance in a global context( )

10 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Political Muslims," Abbas, Hamid, and their contributors seek to provide a new perspective on Muslim youth, presenting them as agents of creative social change--as emerging adults who are participating in cultural, organizational, community, and socially oriented projects to positively influence socio-political transformation in response to the everyday challenges they face. Each case study brings the reader to a new geographic location, providing original contributions on how a new generation of Muslim youth are engaging in issues relating to their faith, gender, identity, community, social injustice, and globalization, and confronting social change and the negative impacts of Islamophobia and radicalization
Immigration and race relations : sociological theory and John Rex( )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Immigration and Race Relations' includes contributions from eminent thinkers from the perspectives of sociology, social anthropology, education, philosophy, political science and cultural studies
The state we are in : identity, terror and the law of Jihad( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of essays focusing on Islamic law regarding Jihad
Islamophobia and radicalisation : a vicious cycle by Tahir Abbas( )

17 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 1970s, there have been three challenges to traditional, homogeneous 'national' identities across the Western world: political and socioeconomic inequality; neoliberal globalisation; and more diverse, multicultural societies. As in the US and elsewhere in Western Europe, the decline of an old, masculinised national identity has now begun to open a new, dark era for Britain. Since the 'war on terror' was added to the mix, 'others' in Britain have been brutally demonised. Muslims, routinely presented as the source of society's ills, are subjected to both symbolic and actual violence. Deep- seated and structurally racialised norms amplify the isolation and alienation impeding Muslim integration. Both these 'left-behind' Muslims and white-British groups who perceive themselves as the true nation are under pressure from ongoing geopolitical concerns in the Muslim world, as well as widening divisions at home. Tahir Abbas argues that, in this context, the symbiotic intersections between Islamophobia and radicalisation intensify and expand. His book is a warning of the world that results: a rise in hate crime, the institutionalisation of Islamophobia, and the normalisation of war and conflict. --
The education of British South Asians : ethnicity, capital, and class structure by Tahir Abbas( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ground breaking study analyses the reasons for differential educational performance of South Asians, taking into consideration social class, ethnicity, capital (cultural, social and economic) and the effects of schools in the education of Bangladeshis, Indians and Pakistanis. This challenging and hard hitting book critically informs the reader of the ways in which different ethnic minority groups achieve in education, and how
Far right and Islamist radicalisation in an age of austerity : a review of sociological trends and implications for policy by Tahir Abbas( )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This policy brief provides an overview of the sociological issues underpinning the issues of far right and Islamist reciprocal or cumulative radicalisation in the Western European context. That is, these groups radicalise each other by mutually reinforcing their hate, intolerance, or indignation towards each other. The nature of reciprocal radicalisation between far right and Islamist extremist groups reflects a range of sociological phenomena affecting political identities, citizenship, and questions of nationhood in relation to young men experiencing social alienation and cultural discontent. These social fissures can lead to oppositional group formations in a climate of widening structural inequality, political polarisation, and direct structural and cultural racism and racialisation. This paper argues the importance of grasping the landscape of extremism, radicalism, and political violence from below, in particular assessing the importance of local area urban social issues, where the problems of radicalisation are local in the making--and so, therefore, are the solutions
Islam and education( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume I of this new Routledge collection focuses on theories of education. The gathered materials explore and analyze the impact of the classical Islamic period in history and the developments in education which have emanated from it. Volume II focuses on education in Eastern Europe and Muslim Asia, capturing the essential issues in each of the countries studied, and how they vary across a vast region. The impact of culture and modernization on traditional societies, as well as the ways in which westernized modes of education are introduced, and the aspirations of youth are in turn determined. Volume III looks at education in the Middle East and Muslim Africa. Islam has its origins in the Middle East, and today many of the challenges Muslims face in relation to Islam and education are concentrated in this region. Volume IV explores the education of Muslims in North America and Europe, and of minorities in advanced liberal secular democracies. Islam and Education is fully indexed and includes a comprehensive introduction newly written by the editor
COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM : the international deradicalisation agenda by Tahir Abbas( )

5 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapter 1 Introduction -- Chapter 2 The Definitional Challenge -- Chapter 3 The Efficacy of Terrorism -- Chapter 4 The Sociology of Political Violence -- Chapter 5 Preventing Extremism -- Chapter 6 Countering Terrorism -- Chapter 7 Underscoring De-Radicalisation -- Chapter 8 Concluding Thoughts
Muslim diasporas in the West : critical concepts in sociology( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muslim integration : pluralism and multiculturalism in New Zealand and Australia by Tahir Abbas( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edited collection investigates the state of Muslim integration in New Zealand and Australia by examining issues like parallel societies, Islamophobia, radicalization, tolerance, adaptation and mutual adjustment, legal pluralism, the role of mosque architecture, and media depictions of Muslims
Education in Eastern Europe, Central Eurasia, south Asia and South East Asia( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muslim Minorities in North America, Britain, Western Europe and Australia( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defining the Topic( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education in the Arab World and Africa( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam and education( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Muslim majority lands, education suffers from acute under-investment, gender inequality and the lack of an appropriate social infrastructure to support intellectual, moral, ethical and cultural development. Fully indexed, with a comprehensive introduction, this title is an essential reference work for scholars and students as well as policy-makers and practitioners
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Islamic political radicalism : a European perspective
Muslim Britain : communities under pressureIslamic radicalism and multicultural politics : the British experienceHonour, violence, women and IslamImmigration and race relations : sociological theory and John RexThe state we are in : identity, terror and the law of JihadThe education of British South Asians : ethnicity, capital, and class structureIslam and educationIslam and education
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