Dual identity, conflict, and education: An exploration of the lived experience of social relationships of young British Muslim women who attend British universities

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Franz, A., Hunt, M. and Nigbur, D. 2020. Dual identity, conflict, and education: An exploration of the lived experience of social relationships of young British Muslim women who attend British universities. Social Identities. https://doi.org/10.1080/13504630.2020.1828053
AuthorsFranz, A., Hunt, M. and Nigbur, D.
Abstract

Previous research concerned with British Muslim women has explored a range of important issues. However, what is missing is research exploring the lived everyday social experiences, including the unique nature of identity formation in British Muslims. This qualitative study tried to address this gap.

Five female British Muslims were interviewed, and their interviews analysed using an interpretative phenomenological approach. Three key themes emerged from the data: Constructing identity, Experiencing prejudice in interactions, and Educating oneself and others.

The findings demonstrate the complex nature of being a British Muslim woman, the impact of discrimination from various sources and the gendered nature of these experiences. It also highlights the active nature of identity formation, which occurs within and relates to a particular setting and particular experiences. Implications and future research are discussed.

KeywordsBritish Muslim women ; Minorities; Lived identity; Lived experience; Dual identity; Qualitative research
Year2020
JournalSocial Identities
ISSN1350-4630
1363-0296
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/13504630.2020.1828053
Official URLhttp://doi.org/10.1080/13504630.2020.1828053
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Online12 Oct 2020
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Accepted21 Sep 2020
Deposited15 Oct 2020
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