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Sites of Muslim settlement in the UK are frequently portrayed as poorly integrated and governed areas – a situation that is often attributed to the excessive cultural and religious accommodation of Muslim minorities under flawed policies of state multiculturalism. Through a case study of an English city, Birmingham, home to the UK’s largest Muslim population outside of London, I argue that sites of Muslim settlement have, rather, been subject to extraordinary and punitive governing practices. These governing practices moreover rely for their legitimacy on the portrayal of these sites as poorly integrated and governed. Nevertheless, whilst areas of Muslim settlement have been subject to spatially focused, punitive forms of governance, these have not necessarily been fully coherent and they have also been contested.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies|
|Early online date||28 Nov 2019|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 28 Nov 2019|
- SPAIS Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship
- counter extremism
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- School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies - Professor of Sociology
- Migration Mobilities Bristol
- Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship
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