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London Youth, Religion, and Politics: Engagement and Activism from Brixton to Brick Lane

Daniel Nilsson DeHanas


For more than a decade the “Muslim question” on integration and alleged extremism has vexed Europe, revealing cracks in long-held certainties about the role of religion in public life. Secular assumptions are being tested not only by the growing presence of Muslims but also by other fervent new arrivals such as Pentecostal Christians. London Youth, Religion, and Politics focuses on young adults of immigrant parents in two inner-city London areas: the East End and Brixton. It paints vivid portraits of dozens of young men and women met at local cafés, on park benches, and in council estate stair ... More

Keywords: activism, citizenship, Christian, integration, London, Muslim, multiculturalism, political participation, second generation, youth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198743675
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743675.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Nilsson DeHanas, author
Lecturer in Political Science and Religion, King's College London