Social work with Muslim communities: Treading a Critical Path Over the Crescent Moon
Authors: Ashencaen Crabtree, S.
Editors: Crisp, B.
Place of Publication: LondonAbstract:
Commencing with a brief description of the holism of Islam set in the Abrahamic tradition with a summarisation of basic tenets and principles, a discussion is offered of the social circumstances of British Muslims in respect of lifespan considerations along with a gendered analysis. In considering aspects of relative underprivilege of this population, the issue of Islamophobia and set against the fears of global terrorism, the chapter discusses contemporary social policy in relation to counter-terrorist strategies. The community impact of these tension points are explored as influential to discourses underpinning multicultural ideologies in late modern societies.