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Being a young British Iraqi Shii in London: exploring diasporic cultural and religious identities between Britain and Iraq

  • Zahra Ali
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Abstract

Relying on an ethnographic research conducted both in the UK and Iraq, this article explores issues of cultural and religious identities among London-based young British Iraqi Shiis. Using Stuart Hall’s notions of ‘articulation’ and ‘new ethnicities’, I analyse how different realities and experiences of space and class shape young British Iraqi Shiis self-identification in relation to socio-political, religious and ethnic belongings.

Keywords

Transnational Shii Islam Iraqi Shiism Sectarianism British Shii Muslims 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hill Hall 325NewarkUSA

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