Dangerous radicals or symbols of crisis and change: re-theorising the status of Muslim boys as a threat to the social order.

Shain, Farzana. 2017. Dangerous radicals or symbols of crisis and change: re-theorising the status of Muslim boys as a threat to the social order. In: M Mac An Ghaill and C Haywood, eds. Muslim Students, Education and Neoliberalism. Schooling a 'Suspect Community'. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 17-33. ISBN 9781137569219 [Book Section]

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Muslim boys in England, especially those from Pakistani and Bangladeshi backgrounds, have come to occupy the status of a folk devil or what Cohen (Folk devils and moral panics: The creation of the mods and rockers. London: Routledge, 2002) refers to as ‘visible reminders of what we should not be’. Once regarded as passive, hardworking and law abiding, they have been, in recent years, recast in the public imagination as volatile, aggressive, hotheads who are either ‘at risk’ of being brainwashed into terrorism or involvement in gangs, drugs or other such criminal activities. Shain’s chapter offers an analysis of why Muslim boys and young men have become the targets of punitive state measures over the last two decades.

Item Type:

Book Section

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-56921-9_2

Keywords:

Moral Panic, Black Immigration, Forced Marriage, Visible Symbol, British State

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Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Educational Studies

Dates:

DateEvent
1 June 2016Accepted
17 February 2017Published Online

Item ID:

28277

Date Deposited:

20 Mar 2020 10:41

Last Modified:

25 Mar 2020 00:02

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/28277

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