Globalized Muslim Youth in the Asia Pacific
Fig. 1. Globalized Muslim Youth in the Asia Pacific. Courtesy of Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Palgrave Macmillan published a book titled "Globalized Muslim Youth in the Asia Pacific: Popular Culture in Singapore and Sydney" written by Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir.

Publication Data

Nasir, Kamaludeen Mohamed. Globalized Muslim Youth in the Asia Pacific: Popular Culture in Singapore and Sydney. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. ISBN: 9781137543509.


Globalized Muslim Youth in the Asia Pacific is a sociological study of Muslim youth culture based on original ethnographic fieldwork in two global cities in the Asia Pacific: Singapore and Sydney. Urban young Muslims in Singapore and Sydney face similar everyday challenges, such as their minority status and low socio-economic position relative to the larger society. These are complicated by the broader processes of globalization that bring together the September 11 generation living in the Information Age. Comparing young Muslims living in these secular, multicultural cities across three domains of popular culture - hip-hop music, tattooing, and cultural consumption - this study illuminates the range of attitudes and strategies they adopt to reconcile popular youth culture with piety.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
1. Introduction
2. Muslim Youth Culture, Globalization, and Piety
3. Rethinking Muslim Youth Identities
4. Nasyid, Jihad And Hip-Hop
5. Tattooing The Muslim Youth Body
6. Youth Resistance Through Cultural Consumption
7. Conclusion

About the Author

Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the author of a number of books on the sociology of religion and political sociology, including Digital Culture and Religion in Asia, co-authored with Sam Han.

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