Accession Number : ADA543688


Title :   Hijabistas, Mosques and Force: Muslim Women's Search for Self in Britain


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Humphries, Christina L.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA543688


Report Date : MAR 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 111


Abstract : Great Britain has struggled with how to treat its Muslim population since the terrorist attacks in 2005. Prime Minister David Cameron believes that British multiculturalism is not working, and the country needs to move to a more integrative approach for its diverse population. Muslim women in Britain, however, have already integrated. They have taken on British values of social and gender equality as their own. They seek to practice their religion as freely as men. They participate in the British market, and they demand the same rights as all other British citizens. They have found a hybrid identity that blends these values with Islam and have found a new, Western sense of self. These women prove that identity compromise and integration are possible in multicultural Britain.


Descriptors :   *WOMEN , *UNITED KINGDOM , *ISLAM , POPULATION , INTERNATIONAL LAW , CULTURE , TERRORISM , ATTACK , RELIGION , MARKETING


Subject Categories : HUMANITIES AND HISTORY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE