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ERIC Number: EJ872518
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
Profiles of British Muslim Identity: Adolescent Girls in Birmingham
Hutnik, Nimmi; Street, Rebecca Coran
Journal of Adolescence, v33 n1 p33-42 Feb 2010
By asking students to fill in 10 statements beginning with "I am..." and a further 10 statements beginning with "I am not..." we constructed profiles of British Muslim ethnic and national identity. Participants were 108 British Muslim girls of mean age 12.6 years studying in a single sex girls' school in Birmingham, UK. Using content analysis we found that some adolescent girls are rooted only in their personal identity. Others are rooted in their social identity. We found a number of major categories: rooted in ethnic identity only, rooted in ethnic identity but differentiating self from other groups, rooted in bicultural identity, rooted in national identity and confused ethnic and national identity. Significantly a number of participants were concerned to transcend group identities and described themselves as "not racist" or "not prejudiced". A model of ethnic and national identity is presented incorporating rootedness, differentiation, confusion and transcendence. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Birmingham)