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About Max Farrar

Max Farrar is a sociologist at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Articles by Max Farrar

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Opposing terror: dilemmas for the left on Islam, Islamophobia and Islamism

The left has struggled to reconcile its opposition to racism with the need to stand up to reactionary Islamism.

Why on earth would leftists go out of their way to support Cage?

Max Farrar responds to this article, and its authors respond in kind. What exactly is Cage, and how should it be treated?

Anatolian Muslimhood: humanising capitalism?

The influential network of the Islamic Turkish thinker Fethullah Gülen is a challenging fusion of faith and modernity, finds Max Farrar in Istanbul.

In search of British Muslim identity: responses to 'Young, Angry and Muslim'

Navid Akhtar’s documentary film seeks the roots of alienation of young Muslims in Britain and discovers a complex story that starts long before the July bombs in London. Six viewers – S. Sayyid, Max Farrar, Mohammed Sajid, David T, Abdul-Rehman Malik, and Sami Zubaida – assess the film and the issues it highlights.

Leeds footsoldiers and London bombs

“I don’t really know why those men from Beeston set off those bombs in London, but I think I know where to look for the answers”. Max Farrar draws on his fieldwork among northern England’s deprived young people to explore the deeper roots of 7/7.
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