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ERIC Number: EJ879694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
British Female Converts to Islam: Choosing Islam as a Rejection of Individualism
Soutar, Louise
Language and Intercultural Communication, v10 n1 p3-16 Feb 2010
Voluntary religious conversion is a topic of great interest and fascination. However, this fascination is increased when the religion is Islam and the convert is female. Through the use of three in-depth interviews, this research hopes to answer the following questions: how much does a dissatisfaction with typical British individualism contribute to a British woman's decision to convert to Islam? And does collectivism play a part in attracting women to a faith considered by many to be the fastest-growing in the UK?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom