Religion, Culture, and Biology: English Muslim Workers, 1962–85
Despite the centrality of employment as a “pull” factor for Muslim immigrants to post-war Britain the history of British Muslims at work has been little considered. This is not to say that such workers have been ignored entirely. Rather it has been presumed that they were identified and understood as “Blacks”, Asians, or members of national groupings, and not on the basis of their faith. In particular, a body of writing has grown up around so-called “black” or “ethnic” strikes.