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Bhopal, Kalwant; Chapman, Thandeka K. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Using critical race theory, this article examines the racial positioning of British international minority ethnic (IME) academics in predominantly White institutions (PWIs). Empirical data, in the form of 28 in-depth interviews with IME academics, is used to analyze the complex raced and gendered positionalities of IME academics in institutions of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Critical Theory, Race
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Myers, Martin; Bhopal, Kalwant – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The number of families who choose to home educate has significantly increased in the last decade. This article explores the experiences of British Muslims who home educate using data from a larger study exploring the views of a diverse range of families. Drawing on the work of Beck, we discuss how 'risk' is understood in relation to Muslim home…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Muslims, Home Schooling, Family Attitudes
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Myers, Martin; Bhopal, Kalwant – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article examines how two primary schools in rural England with overwhelmingly White populations (of students and teachers) dealt with incidents of racist bullying in relation to their race equality policies. The data are drawn from in-depth interviews with parents, head teachers and teachers. The article draws on the work of Foucault to argue…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Bias, Bullying, Rural Schools
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Bhopal, Kalwant – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
This article will examine Asian women's experiences of financial support in higher education. The article is based on 30 in-depth interviews with Asian women who were studying at a "new" (post-1992) university in the South East of England. Women identified themselves as Muslim, Hindu and Sikh. The findings reveal that women's religious…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asians, Females, Student Financial Aid
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Bhopal, Kalwant – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
Recent research has shown that racism towards Muslims has significantly increased both in the USA and in the United Kingdom. Following the 9/11 attacks in the USA, discrimination and racialised violence has shown a significant increase against those from Muslim groups. This article reviews four texts that examine aspects of Muslim identity in…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Muslims, Religion, Foreign Countries
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Bhopal, Kalwant – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
This paper explores Indian women's views on arranged marriages in the United Kingdom. It is based on research carried out with 32 Indian women studying at a university in the South East of England, UK. The article draws on Wenger's social theory of learning to explore how Indian women's participation in communities of practice in higher education…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Females, Foreign Countries, Social Capital