Faith, Ethnicity and Place as experienced by young people in Scotland

Date: 6th January 2016
Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms

Research about the experiences of ethnic and religious minority young people was conducted by Newcastle, St Andrews and Edinburgh Universities from 2013-2015 and was recently published.

This research explored the experiences of young people growing up in urban, suburban and rural Scotland, focussing on everyday geopolitics and patterns of Islamophobia among ethnic and religious minority young people. Everyday geopolitics describes the way in which international, national and local issues (economic, political and social) shape, and are shaped by, people's everyday lives in different contexts.

The research focused on the experiences of six different groups of young people:

- Muslims;
- Non-Muslim South Asians;
- Asylum-seekers and refugees;
- International students;
- Central and Eastern European migrants; and
- White Scottish young people.