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Abbas, Tahir 1970-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 158 publications in 3 languages and 5,282 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, 340, pan, Creator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tahir Abbas
Islamic political radicalism : a European perspective by Tahir Abbas( )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,603 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( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A topical sociological survey of the British South Asian Muslim community in the aftermath of 9/11
Honour, violence, women and Islam by Mohammad Mazher Idriss( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 597 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
Immigration and race relations : sociological theory and John Rex( )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the late 1950s John Rex has been at the forefront of British sociology and in particular the sociology of 'race' and ethnicity. This volume charts the nature, direction and significance of John Rex's work in the fields of urban sociology, ethnic relations and multicultural studies
Islamic radicalism and multicultural politics : the British experience by Tahir Abbas( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 279 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
Contemporary Turkey in Conflict : Ethnicity, Islam and Politics by Tahir Abbas( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 257 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
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 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of essays focusing on Islamic law regarding Jihad
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 176 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
Islam and education( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 73 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
Muslim diasporas in the West : critical concepts in sociology( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education in the Arab World and Africa( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 24 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
Muslim Minorities in North America, Britain, Western Europe and Australia( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 24 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
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

Defining the Topic( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 17 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 10 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
Islam and education( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 7 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
Kitābʹshināsī-i tawṣīfī-i taʼlīfāt-i ʻulamā-yi Shīʻah dar pāsukh bih shubuhāt va kitābʹhā-yi Ahl-i Sunnat : az Ṣafavīyah tā ʻaṣr-i ḥāz̤ir by Tahir Abbas( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Persian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shiite authors -- Bibliography
How South Asians achieve in education : a comparative study of Bangladeshis, Indians and Pakistanis in Birmingham schools and colleges by Tahir Abbas( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The educational achievements of South Asians have been shaped by economic, social and political developments in the post war history of British race relations. Social class background of individual students and the school effect have been shown to be the major determinants of achievement but the precise characteristics of differences at the ethnic minority sub-group level have remained uncharted. In addition, past research has primarily relied on large-scale quantitative methods to develop comparative knowledge of South Asian educational performance. This research is an attempt to understand wider variations of difference in the educational achievement of South Asians. The research is unique as it explores differences between Bangladeshi, Indian and Pakistani groups, additionally distinguished along lines of social class, ethnicity and gender. Six schools, three of which were selective and three comprehensive, and three further education colleges, were used to obtain samples of South Asian pupils and students. The methods used in this study were principally qualitative. Face-to-face in-depth interviews with school pupils, parents and teachers accounted for the main part of the empirical research, which was also supplemented by a survey of college students and a survey of teachers. The research explored the achievements, aspirations and motivations of pupils, students and parents to analyse educational life histories, interpreting and evaluating differences between South Asian groups by social class, ethnicity and gender, as well as religion and culture. Teachers were interviewed and surveyed in order to determine their perceptions of and actions in relation to South Asians in education. Altogether, 137 respondents (89 school pupils, 25 parents and 23 teachers) were interviewed by the researcher and 176 respondents (109 college students and 67 teachers) participated in the two postal surveys (313 altogether). Questions asked were about secondary school entry, 13-plus subject choices, GCSE and A level achievements, and potential higher education entry. It was found that all South Asians that entered Heffective' schools performed competently. Furthermore, the factors which led to the positive educational outcomes for Indian (Hindu and Sikh) groups were oppositional to those which led to the educational underachievement of South Asian Muslim groups and, here, rather more Pakistanis than Bangladeshis. The educational success of Indian groups was attributable to educational norms and values relative to social class. The educational experiences of Bangladeshis and Pakistanis were problematic, largely because of factors in their lives outside of school: such as the limited education and occupational levels of parents, parents' inadequate understanding of the education, and insufficient use of English within the home. Teachers interviewed from the sampled schools and colleges were inclined to advocate positive approaches for managing issues relating to South Asians in education. In conclusion, therefore, it is argued that the educational achievements of South Asians in schools and colleges in Birmingham are closely related to social class background and the school effect. Factors associated with religion and culture are more likely to affect South Asian Muslims. The increasingly competitive nature of the education system has led to a divergence between South Asian groups: with Hindu and Sikh Indians (including some East African Asians) firmly established as educational Hsuccesses' and Pakistani and Bangladeshi South Asian Muslims, in contrast, routinely considered as educational Hfailures'
Muslim Spaces of Hope : Geographies of Possibility in Britain and the West West' Geographies of possibility in Britain and the West' Geographies of Possibility in Britain and the West by Tahir Abbas( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book challenges many of the assumptions and assertions that have been made about Muslims in the West
Islam and education( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Islamic political radicalism : a European perspective
Covers
Muslim Britain : communities under pressureHonour, violence, women and IslamImmigration and race relations : sociological theory and John RexIslamic radicalism and multicultural politics : the British experienceThe state we are in : identity, terror and the law of JihadThe education of British South Asians : ethnicity, capital, and class structureIslam and educationEducation in the Arab World and Africa
Alternative Names
‏عباس، طاهر.

Languages
English (133)

Persian (2)

Italian (1)