Prof. Seán McLoughlin

Prof. Seán McLoughlin

Professor of the Anthropology of Islam (Muslim Diasporas)

Tel. +44 (0)113 343 3643 Twitter @LeedsUniHajjRes

Summary: Anthropology and Sociology of Islam and Muslim Diasporas. Muslims in Britain and Europe. Migration, Diaspora, Transnationalism, Pilgrimage. Culture, Religion, Ethnicity, Identity Politics, the State.

Location: Botany House 1.05

Publications

  • McLoughlin, S. et al. (eds), Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas, London and New York, Routledge, 2014. Review: "a corrective to the gap in extant criticism by recentralising the local … a new methodology for constructing deep histories of locales that intersects and unites diverse disciplinary practices … a new approach to diaspora studies … The key strength of the work as a whole is as a model for a new kind criticism that draws on an eclectic yet complementary mix of sources and approaches in order to complicate and undermine dominant narratives about British Asians through localised and deep studies". South Asian Diaspora.
  • Knott, K. and McLoughlin, S. (eds), Diasporas: Concepts, Identities, Intersections, London, Zed, 2010. Review: "brings new methodological and theoretical innovations to the area of diaspora studies that helps us to move beyond the hegemonic views in the field. This has been done without rejecting the already available insights, or undermining the specificities and structures of diasporic relations in various contexts". Diaspora Studies.
  • Cesari, J. and McLoughlin, S., (eds.) European Muslims and the Secular State, London and New York, Routledge, 2016. [First published by Ashgate 2005]. Review: "an excellent point of departure for linking the political and cultural concerns of European Muslims to the processes of global economic transformation from which European economies cannot extricate themselves ... an interesting and very successful framework ... [of the] secular state, Muslim leadership, Muslim religious practices [which] enhances the organisation of the argument". Modern Italy.

2017 'Locating Muslim Diasporas: Multi-Locality, Multi-Disciplinarity and Performativity', Ethnic and Racial Studies, 40 (3) 1-7.

2015 'Pilgrimage, Performativity, and British Muslims: Scripted and Unscripted Accounts of the Hajj and Umra' in Mols. L. & Buitleaar, M.W. (eds.) Hajj: Global Interactions Through Pilgrimage, Leiden, Sidestone Press & Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde, pp. 41-64.

2014 with Gould, W. Kabir, A.J. and Tomalin, E. (eds), Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas, London and New York, Routledge.

2014 'Introduction' in McLoughlin, S. et al. (eds), Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas, London and New York, Routledge, pp. 1-17.

2014 'Writing 'Bradistan' across the domains of social reality' in McLoughlin, S., et al. (eds), Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas, London and New York, Routledge, pp. 21-48.

2014 'Discrepant representations of multi-Asian Leicester: Institutional discourse and everyday life in the 'model' multicultural city' in McLoughlin, S. et al. (eds), Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas, London and New York, Routledge, pp. 89-113.

2014 with Zavos, J. 'Writing religion in British Asian diasporas', in McLoughlin, S. et al. (eds), Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas, London and New York, Routledge, pp. 158-178.

2014 'The Islamic Foundation in the United Kingdom', in Peter, F. and Ortega, R. (eds.), Islamic Movements of Europe, London, I.B. Tauris, pp. 212-215.

2013 ‘Organizing Hajj-going from contemporary Britain: A Changing Industry, Pilgrim Markets and the Politics of Recognition’ in Porter, V. and Saif, L. (eds.) The Hajj: Collected Essays, London, The British Museum Press, pp. 241-252.

2013 ‘Re-narrating the model multicultural city’, Public Spirit, 25 September.

2013 Discrepant Representations of Multi-Asian Leicester: Institutional Discourse and Everyday Life in the ‘Model’ Multicultural City, Writing British Asian Cities Research Paper WBAC 012, University of Leeds, September, 53 pages.

2013 with Zavos, J. ‘Writing Religion in British Asian Diasporas’, Writing British Asian Cities Research Paper WBAC 009, University of Leeds, September, 50 pages.

2013 ‘The Cultural and Political Economy of Hajj-going from Late Modern Britain: Glocal Pilgrim Markets and their Governance’, Community Religions Project Research Paper HAJJ 001, University of Leeds, September, 41 pages.

2013 ‘Religion, Religions and Diaspora’ in Quayson, A. and G. Daswani (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Diaspora and Transnationalism, Blackwell, pp. 125-138. 

2013 ‘The politics of Hajj-going in Britain’, Public Spirit, 21 June, 10 October.

2013 ’Imagining a Muslim Diaspora in Britain? Islamic Consciousness and Homelands Old and New’ in Alexander, C. et al (eds.) The New Muslims, London, The Runneymede Trust, pp. 34-36.

2013 with D. Hussain, ‘United Kingdom and Northern Ireland’, in Nielsen, J. et al (eds) Yearbook of Muslims in Europe Vol. 5, Leiden, Brill, pp. 681-706.

2013 ‘Fundácion Islámica, Reino Unido’ in Peter, F. y Ortega, R. (eds) Los movimientos islámicos transnacionales, Madrid, Biblioteca de Casa Árabe, pp. 281-86.

2012 ‘United Kingdom and Northern Ireland’, in Nielsen, J. et al (eds) Yearbook of Muslims in Europe Vol. 4, Leiden, Brill, pp. 619-641.

2011 ‘United Kingdom and Northern Ireland’, in Nielsen, J. et al (eds) Yearbook of Muslims in Europe Vol. 3, Leiden, Brill, pp. 595-615.

2010 with Kim Knott (eds.), Diasporas: Concepts, Identities, Intersections, London, Zed, 2010.

2010 with K. Knott ‘Introduction’ in Knott, K. and S. McLoughlin (eds.), Diasporas: Concepts, Identities, Intersections, London, Zed, pp. 1-16.

2010 with K. Knott ‘Conclusion’ in Knott, K. and S. McLoughlin (eds.), Diasporas: Concepts, Identities, Intersections, London, Zed, pp. 269-73.

2010 ‘Muslim Travellers: homing desire, the umma and British-Pakistanis’ in Knott, K. & S. McLoughlin (eds.), Diasporas: Concepts, Identities, Intersections, London, Zed, pp. 223-229.

2010 with T. Abbas, ‘United Kingdom and Northern Ireland’, in Nielsen, J. et al (eds) Yearbook of Muslims in Europe Vol. 2, Leiden, Brill, pp. 545-60.

2010 ‘From Race to Faith Relations, the Local to the National Level: The State and Muslim Organisations in Britain’ in A. Kreienbrink and M. Bodenstein (eds.) Muslim Organisations and the State - European Perspectives, Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge: Nürnberg, pp. 123-149.

2009 ‘Writing British Asian cities’, Contemporary South Asia, 17 (4), pp. 437–447.

2009 ‘Religion and Diaspora’, in Hinnells, J.R. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion, London and New York, Routledge, pp. 558-580. Significantly revised 2nd Ed.

2009 ‘Holy Places, Contested Spaces: British-Pakistani Accounts of Pilgrimage to Makkah and Madinah’, in Gale, R. and Hopkins, P. (eds.) Muslims in Britain: Identities, Places and Landscapes, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 132-149.

2009 ‘Contesting Muslim Pilgrimage: British-Pakistani Identities, Sacred Journeys to Makkah and Madinah and the Global Postmodern’, in Kalra, V.S. (ed.) The Pakistani Diaspora, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 233-265.

2008 entries in Netton, I.R. (eds.) The Encyclopedia of Islamic Civilization and Religion, London: Routledge, ‘Barelwism’ (pp.90-92); ‘Deobandism’ (pp.143-146); ‘fundamentalism’ (pp.188-90); ‘Hizb al-Tahrir’ (pp.243-4); ‘Muslim League’ (pp.469-72); ‘Muslim World League’ (pp.472-3); ‘The Faith Movement/Tabligh’ (pp.162-4); ‘Taliban’ (pp.658-60); ‘Wahhabism’ (pp.692-5).

2007 ‘Islam(s) in Context: Orientalism and the Anthropology of Muslim Societies and Cultures’, Journal of Beliefs and Values, 28 (3), pp. 273 –296.

2006 with M. Khan. ‘Ambiguous traditions and modern transformations of Islam: the waxing and waning of an ‘intoxicated’ Sufi cult in Mirpur, ‘Azad’ Kashmir’, Contemporary South Asia, 15 (3), pp. 289-307.

2006 ‘Writing a BrAsian City: Ethnicity, ‘Race’, Culture and Religion in Accounts of Postcolonial Bradford’, in Ali, N., Kalra, V.S. and Sayyid, S. (eds) Postcolonial People: South Asians in Britain, London: Hurst, pp. 110-140.

2006 with Knott K. et al, Literature review: Arts and humanities research on the roots, practices and consequences of terrorism, Final report, London: Home Office, 92 pages.

2005 ‘The State, New Muslim Leaderships and Islam as a Resource for Engagement in Britain’, in Cesari, J. and McLoughlin, S., (eds) European Muslims and the Secular State, Abingdon, Ashgate, pp. 55-69.

2005 with J. Cesari (eds.) European Muslims and the Secular State, Abingdon, Ashgate.

2005 ‘Mosques and the Public Space: Conflict and Cooperation in Bradford’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 31(6), pp.1045-1066.

2005 ‘Migration, Diaspora and Transnationalism: Transformations of Religion and Culture in a Globalising Age’, in Hinnells, J.R. (eds) The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religions, London & New York, Routledge, pp. 526-549.

2003 Knott, K., McLoughlin, S. and Prideaux, M.J., The Feasibility of a Faith Forum for Yorkshire and the Humber, Leeds, Community Religions Project, 77 pages.

2002 ‘Recognising Muslims: religion, ethnicity and identity politics in Britain’, Cahiers d'études sur la Méditerranée Orientale et le Monde Turco-Iranien (CEMOTI), 33, pp.43-54.

2002 ‘Does Anybody Care?: The Umma at a Charity Dinner’, extract of 1996 article reproduced in Mumm, S. (eds.) Religion Today: A Reader, pp.188-193, Ashgate in association with The Open University.

2001 ‘The Ummah, the Hajj and Globalisation’, World Religions in Education, pp. 25-7.

2000 ‘Religion, Ritual and Culture’, in Markham, I.S. and T. Ruparell (eds.) Encountering Religion, Blackwell, Oxford and Malden, Mass: pp. 96-116.

2000 ‘L’islam in Gran Bretagna: un caso di studio’, editor’s translation into Italian in El Ayoubi, M. (ed.) Islam plurale, Roma, Cooperativa com Nuovi Tempi, pp. 73-87.

2000 ‘Researching Muslim Minorities: Some Reflections on Fieldwork in Britain’, Journal of Semitic Studies Supplement 12, pp. 175-194.

1999 with V.S. Kalra, ‘Wish You Were(n’t) Here: discrepant representations of Mirpur in narratives of migration, diaspora and tourism’, in Hutnyk, J. and R. Kaur (eds.) Travel-Worlds: Journeys in Contemporary Cultural Politics, pp.120-136, London, Zed Books.

1998 ‘A-part of the community? The politics of representation and a Muslim school’s application for state funding’, Innovation: the European Journal of the Social Sciences, 11 (4), pp.451-470.

1998 ‘The Mosque-Centre, Community-Mosque: multi-functions, funding and the reconstruction of Islam in Bradford’, The Scottish Journal of Religious Studies, 19 (2), pp. 211-227.

1998 ‘An Underclass in Purdah: discrepant representations of identity and the experiences of Young-British-Asian-Muslim-Women’, Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, 80 (3), pp. 89-106.

1996 ‘In the Name of the Umma: Globalisation, ‘Race’ Relations and Muslim Identity Politics in Bradford’, in Shadid, W.A.R. and P.S. van Koningsveld (eds.) Political Participation and Identities of Muslims in Non-Muslim States, Kampen, The Netherlands, Kok Pharos, pp. 206-228.