Hyper-affiliation to the religious in-group among British Pakistani Muslim gay men

Jaspal, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-8463-9519 and Cinnirella, M., 2014. Hyper-affiliation to the religious in-group among British Pakistani Muslim gay men. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 24 (4), pp. 265-277. ISSN 1052-9284

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Abstract

This article examines how British Muslim gay men may safeguard membership in the religious group, which can be threatened as a result of self‐identifying as gay. Twenty British Pakistani Muslim gay men were interviewed. Data were analyze using an interpretative phenomenological analysis through the heuristic lens of identity process theory. The following themes are discussed: (i) 'gay identity casting doubt upon one's Muslim‐ness'; (ii) 'Ramadan: a symbolic opportunity to be a "true Muslim"'; and (iii) 'accepting "Muslim views" and religious authenticity'. Data suggest that threatened Muslim identity can lead to hyper‐affiliation to the religious in‐group, which is achieved through a multitude of substrategies. Practical implications are discussed.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology
Creators: Jaspal, R. and Cinnirella, M.
Publisher: Wiley
Date: July 2014
Volume: 24
Number: 4
ISSN: 1052-9284
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1002/casp.2163DOI
1315366Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 15 Apr 2020 13:48
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2020 13:50
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39631

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