The making of a moral British Bangladeshi

Zeitlyn, Benjamin (2014) The making of a moral British Bangladeshi. Journal of Moral Education, 43 (2). pp. 198-212. ISSN 0305-7240

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This article traces changing notions of a moral upbringing among British Bangladesh families in London. It reviews ideas of the making of a moral person (manush corano) in Bangladesh and contrasts those with contemporary practices and ideas about the good child in London. It argues that in London, British Bangladeshis have embraced a form of Islam that for them represents progress on the ‘Bengali culture’ that they have left behind and the ‘Western modernity’ that they live amongst, it is a third way. For British Bangladeshi children this involves socialisation into a global Muslim community (umma) and an Islamist interpretation of Islam. Learning to recite the Qur’an correctly (tajweed) is an important manifestation of the third way.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
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Depositing User: Benjamin Zeitlyn
Date Deposited: 12 May 2014 09:18
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2015 10:35
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