The Centrality of Hope, Belief, and Upward Social Trajectory
This research has revealed the wide array of potential social influences and the complexity of their interactions in shaping political action by Australian-born Muslim men in Melbourne. This has yielded new insights into developments in emerging trends in Political Islam and how these are shaped by masculinity and societal factors. This final chapter aims to draw these studies together to summarize and discuss key findings. The summary component of the chapter makes explicit the key fields of Australian-born Muslim political participation, the key forms of capital requisite to success within them, the influence of social trajectory on success and most importantly, the key social contributors and interactions shaping different forms of political action. The conclusion aims to directly reveal the substantive contribution of the book, establishing the extent to which the hypothesis is affirmed, discussing the implications of key findings with a particular emphasis upon the future development of Australian (and Western) Islam and multiculturalism, wider applicability of the research, and potential areas for future study.
KeywordsSocial Capital Political Action Cultural Capital Muslim Woman Muslim Community
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