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Storying Relationships: Young British Muslims Speak and Write about Sex and Love
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Storying Relationships: Young British Muslims Speak and Write about Sex and Love (Hardback)

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Synopsis

Storing Relationships

explores the sexual lives of young British Muslims in their own words and through

their own stories. It finds engaging and surprising stories in a variety of

settings: when young people are chatting with their friends; conversing more

formally within families and communities; scribbling in their diaries; and

writing blogs, poems and books to share or publish.









These

stories are interesting to read and to hear, but they also have wider

significance because they challenge stereotypes about Muslims, who are

portrayed as unhappy in love and sexually different, even dangerous. The young

people who emerge in this book, contradicting racist and Islamophobic

stereotypes, are assertive and creative, finding and making their own ways in

matters of the body and the heart.









Their

stories - about single life, meeting and dating, pressure and expectations,

sex, love, marriage and dreams - are at once specific to the young British

Muslims who tell them, and resonant reflections of human experience.

Richard Phillips is Professor Human Geography at the University of Sheffield. His books include Mapping Men and Empire: A Geography of Adventure; Decentring Sexualities: Politics and Representations Beyond the Metropolis; Sex, Politics and Empire: A Postcolonial Geography; and Muslim Spaces of Hope. Nafhesa Ali is a Research Associate at the University of Sheffield. Her doctorate, completed at Huddersfield University, focused upon the experiences of ageing among British Asians in northern England, a subject on which she has published articles in journals of Sociology. Claire Chambers is a Senior Lecturer in Global Literature at the University of York. She is the author of Britain Through Muslim Eyes, British Muslim Fictions: Interviews with Contemporary Writers, and Rivers of Ink: Selected Essays, as well as co-editor of Imagining Muslims in South Asia and the Diaspora: Secularism, Religion, Representations (2015). She is a regular columnist for Dawn, the longest-running broadsheet newspaper in Pakistan.

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