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Centre of Islamic Studies

Muslims, Multiculturalism and Trust

Amina Yaqin (SOAS, University of London)

Date: 26 February 2014Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 26 February 2014Time: 2:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: G 51

Type of Event: Seminar

Series: CIS Seminar Series

Muslims, Multiculturalism and Trust

This paper explores the mutually reinforcing dynamic that exists between political debate about multiculturalism, conventions of reporting in both electronic and print media, and deep-seated and often implicit assumptions about the contiguity of race and national belonging which are strongly held in Britain. It considers how certain issues acquire a Muslim frame such as terrorism, the mistreatment of women, and a perceived incompatibility with Western family values. In addition, I would like to engage with the philosophic notion of trust and how different communities might perceive Trust in the politics of multiculturalism?

Contact email: cis@soas.ac.uk