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Muslim Fundamentalism; Customer Abuse to Service Workers

Laurie Taylor discusses a study into resistance to religious extremism in Muslim majority contexts. Also, Marek Korczynski on the abuse of service workers by customers.

Muslims against Muslim Fundamentalism - Laurie Taylor talks to Karima Bennoune, US Professor of Law and author of a groundbreaking book which addresses resistance to religious extremism in Muslim majority contexts. Over a 3 year period, she interviewed nearly 300 people from almost 30 countries, from Afghanistan to Mali, Egypt, Israel/Palestine, Niger and Russia.They include teachers, journalists, doctors, musicians, street vendors and women's rights activists - some of whom have risked death. Her subjects range from the secular to the devout, yet all share a desire to challenge religion inspired violence and oppression. She's joined by Professor Stephen Vertigans, a sociologist who has studied Islamic movements globally. Also, Marek Korczynski discusses his research into the abuse of service workers by customers.

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

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28 minutes

Karima Bennoune

Professor of International Law at UC Davis School of Law, a member of the board of the network of Women Living Under Muslim Laws and a former Amnesty International Legal Advisor



Find out more about Karima Bennoune



Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN-10: 0393081583
ISBN-13: 978-0393081589



Event: Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here": the human rights struggle against Muslim fundamentalism.
Speaker: Professor Karima Bennoune
Chair: Professor Chetan Bhatt

Date and time: Wednesday 23 October 2013, 6.30-8pm 

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.
Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

For any queries email or call 020 7955 6043. 

Stephen Vertigans

Professor of Sociology in the School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University, Scotland



Find out more about Stephen Vertigans



The Sociology of Terrorism: People, Places and Processes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN-10: 0415572665
ISBN-13: 978-0415572668

Marek Korczynski

Professor of Work and HRM, Nottingham University



 Find out more about Marek Korczynski


Abstract: Customer abuse to service workers: an analysis of its social creation within the service economy

By Marek Korczynski and Claire Evans

doi: 10.1177/0950017012468501
Work Employment & Society July 25, 2013

Ethnography Award

Thinking Allowed in association with the British Sociological Association announces a new annual award for a study that has made a significant contribution to ethnography: the in-depth analysis of the everyday life of a culture or sub-culture.


Are you involved in social science research and completing or will have completed an ethnography this year? The Award is open to any UK resident currently employed as a teacher or researcher or studying as a postgraduate in a UK institution of higher education.


An entry should be a completed ethnography, a qualitative research project which provides a detailed description of the practices of a group or culture. Any sole authored book or peer reviewed research article published during the calendar year of the award will be eligible.


The judges for the Award are Professor Dick Hobbs, Professor Henrietta Moore, Dr Louise Westmarland, Professor Bev Skeggs. The Chair is Professor Laurie Taylor. (Please do not contact any judges directly).



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