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dc.contributor.authorJaspal, Rusien
dc.contributor.authorCinnirella, Marcoen
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-10T10:02:31Z
dc.date.available2013-01-10T10:02:31Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationJaspal, R. and Cinnirella, M. (2010) Coping with potentially incompatible identities: accounts of religious, ethnic and sexual identities from British Pakistani men who identify as Muslim and gay. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49 (4), pp.849-870.en
dc.identifier.issn2044-8309
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/8005
dc.description.abstractThis study explores how a group of young British Muslim gay men (BMGM) of Pakistani background in non-gay affirmative religious contexts understood and defined their sexual, religious, and ethnic identities, focusing upon the negotiation and construction of these identities and particularly upon strategies employed for coping with identity threat. A total of 12 BMGM were interviewed using a semi-structured interview schedule. Transcripts were subjected to qualitative thematic analysis as described by Braun and Clarke. The aim was to explore participants’ lived experiences through the interpretive lens of identity process theory. Four superordinate themes are reported, entitled ‘I’m gay because ... ’: making sense of gay identity, ‘It’s all about temptation’: invoking religious discourses to explain sexual identity, ‘Going against God’: fear of divine retribution, ‘It’s easier to be gay here’: external attributions and British national identity. The data suggest the existence of an additional identity principle, which is referred to as the psychological coherence principle. This motive represents the need to ensure a sense of coherence between existing identities, and we discuss how individuals may adopt strategies to deal with threats to the principle.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectidentity processesen
dc.subjectidentity coherenceen
dc.subjectthreaten
dc.subjectgay identityen
dc.subjectreligionen
dc.subjectethnicityen
dc.subjectMuslimsen
dc.titleCoping with potentially incompatible identities: Accounts of religious, ethnic, and sexual identities from British Pakistani men who identify as Muslim and gayen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1348/014466609X485025
dc.researchgroupPsychologyen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.cclicenceThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.researchinstituteMedia Discourse Centre (MDC)en
dc.researchinstituteMary Seacole Research Centreen


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