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ERIC Number: EJ1026143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7240
The Making of a Moral British Bangladeshi
Zeitlyn, Benjamin
Journal of Moral Education, v43 n2 p198-212 2014
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh; United Kingdom (London)
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