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A Pakistani Community In Britain

Author : Alison Shaw
ISBN : 0631152288
Genre : Great Britain
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British Muslim Politics

Author : P. Akhtar
ISBN : 9781137275165
Genre : Social Science
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Although there has emerged a huge interest in the Muslim communities in Britain since 9/11 and 7/7, few academic studies have focused on the political processes within Muslim communities and the impacts these have on civic engagement. This book examines the political biographies and religious identities of British Muslims of Pakistani descent.

Kinship And Continuity

Author : Alison Shaw
ISBN : 9781134434305
Genre : Social Science
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Kinship and Continuity is a vivid ethnographic account of the development of the Pakistani presence in Oxford, from after World War II to the present day. Alison Shaw addresses the dynamics of migration, patterns of residence and kinship, ideas about health and illness, and notions of political and religious authority, and discusses the transformations and continuities of the lives of British Pakistanis against the backdrop of rural Pakistan and local socio-economic changes. This is a fully updated, revised edition of the book first published in 1988.

Multi Ethnic Britain 2000

Author : Lars Eckstein
ISBN : 9789042024977
Genre : Art
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Multi-Ethnic Britain 2000+ provides an encompassing survey of artistic responses to the changes in the British cultural climate in the early years of the 21st century. It traces topical reactions to new forms of racism and religious fundamentalism, to legal as well as `illegal¿ immigration, and to the threat of global terror; yet it also highlights new forms of intercultural communication and convivial exchange. Framed by contributions from novelists Patrick Neate and Rajeev Balasubramanyam, Multi-Ethnic Britain 2000+ showcases how artistic representations in literature, film, music and the visual arts reflect and respond to social and political discourses, and how they contribute to our understanding of the current (trans)cultural situation in Britain. The contributions in this volume cover a wide range of writers such as Graham Swift, Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith, Jackie Kay, Nadeem Aslam, Gautam Malkani, Nirpal Dhaliwal and Monica Ali; films ranging from Gurinder Chadha¿s Bend It Like Beckham and Bride and Prejudice to Michael Winterbottom¿s In This World and Alfonso Cuarón¿s Children of Men; paintings and photography by innovative black and Asian British Artists; and dubstep music. Contents Lars ECKSTEIN, Barbara KORTE, Eva Ulrike PIRKER, Christoph REINFANDT: A Divided Kingdom? Reflections on Multi-Ethnic Britain in the New Millennium Writers¿ Views Patrick NEATE: The Little Book of Tommy: Another Tommy Akhtar Investigation Rajeev BALASUBRAMANYAM: The Rhetoric of Multiculturalism Film I: Beyond the Burden of Representation? Ellen DENGEL-JANIC and Lars ECKSTEIN: Bridehood Revisited: Disarming Concepts of Gender and Culture in Recent Asian British Film Sandra HEINEN: Multi-Ethnic Britain on Screen: South Asian Diasporic Experience in Recent Feature Films Claudia STERNBERG: Babylon North: British Muslims after 9/11 in Yasmin (2004) Fiction I: Multi-Ethnic Utopias and Dystopias Lucie GILLET: Representations of Multicultural Society in Contemporary British Novels Sabine NUNIUS: `Sameness¿ in Contemporary British Fiction: (Metaphorical) Families in Zadie Smith¿s On Beauty (2005) Ulrike ZIMMERMANN: Out of the Ordinary ¿ and Back? Jackie Kay¿s Recent Short Fiction Daniel SCHÄBLER: Teenage Transformations in Multi-Ethnic Britain: Rehana Ahmed¿s Walking a Tightrope (2004) Nadia BUTT: Between Orthodoxy and Modernity: Mapping the Transcultural Predicaments of Pakistani Immigrants in Multi-Ethnic Britain in Nadeem Aslam¿s Maps for Lost Lovers (2004) Cordula LEMKE: Racism in the Disapora: Nadeem Aslam¿s Maps for Lost Lovers (2004) Visual Art and Music: Picturing and Sounding Identity Eva Ulrike PIRKER: Images of Muslim Britain Go Global: A Reading of the British Council¿s Touring Exhibition Common Ground Ingrid VON ROSENBERG: Female Views: Cultural Identity as a Key Issue in the Work of Black and Asian British Women Artists Christoph HÄRTER: The Dub Renaissance ¿ Reflections on the Aesthetics of Dub in Contemporary British Music Film II: Borderlines and Contested Spaces Sissy HELFF: Scapes of Refuge in Multicultural Britain: Representing Refugees in Digital Docudrama and Mockumentary Kathy-Ann TAN: `If you¿re not on paper, you don¿t exist¿: Depictions of Illegal Immigration and Asylum in Film ¿ on Michael Winterbottom¿s In This World (2002) and Code 46 (2003) Barbara KORTE: Envisioning a Black Tomorrow? Black Mother Figures and the Issue of Representation in 28 Days Later (2003) and Children of Men (2006) Fiction II: Reading and Writing the Metropolis Michael MITCHELL: Escaping the Matrix: Illusions and Disillusions of Identity in Gautam Malkani¿s Londonstani (2006) Ellen DENGEL-JANIC: `East is East and West is West¿: A Reading of Nirpal Dhaliwal¿s Tourism (2006) Yvonne ROSENBERG: `Stop Thinking like an Englishman¿ or: Writing Against a Fixed Lexicon of Terrorism in Patrick Neate¿s City of Tiny Lights (2005) Stephan LAQUÉ: `A deconstructed shrine¿: Locating Absence and Relocating Identity in Rodinsky¿s Room (2000) Susanne CUEVAS: `Societies Within¿: Council Estates as Cultural Enclaves in Recent Urban Fictions Interviews Angela KURTZ: Interview with Rajeev Balasubramanyam Violeta TOPALOVA: Interview with Patrick Neate Index Acknowledgements

Negotiating Risk

Author : Alison Shaw
ISBN : 9781845458874
Genre : Social Science
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Drawing on fieldwork with British Pakistani clients of a UK genetics service, this book explores the personal and social implications of a 'genetic diagnosis'. Through case material and comparative discussion, the book identifies practical ethical dilemmas raised by new genetic knowledge and shows how, while being shaped by culture, these issues also cross-cut differences of culture, religion and ethnicity. The book also demonstrates how identifying a population-level elevated 'risk' of genetic disorders in an ethnic minority population can reinforce existing social divisions and cultural stereotypes. The book addresses questions about the relationship between genetic risk and clinical practice that will be relevant to health workers and policy makers.

The New British

Author : Ikhlaq Din
ISBN : 9781317023012
Genre : Social Science
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Providing empirical evidence on the lives of young British-born Pakistanis, The New British also reveals fascinating insights into the Pakistani community more generally. Using Bradford as a case study, Ikhlaq Din focuses on the relationship between young boys and girls, their parents, and the Pakistani community. He discusses various issues that are important to young people, such as: their experience of school; their aspirations; their identity; their attitude to community; their relationships with parents; the tensions between Islam and popular culture and the role Islam plays in the wider Pakistani community. The impact of broader national and international events such as 9/11 and 7/7 on the lives of young British-born Pakistanis is also considered.

The Infidel Within

Author : Humayun Ansari
ISBN : 1850656851
Genre : Great Britain
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There has been an explosion of research into the experiences of British Muslims, but what has been conspicuous by its absence is a proper historical treatment of the phenomenon. This book aims to address this issue.

Maps For Lost Lovers

Author : Nadeem Aslam
ISBN : 9788184003307
Genre : Fiction
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Set in a nameless British town that its Pakistani-born immigrants have renamed Dasht-e-Tanhaii, the Desert of Solitude, Maps for Lost Lovers is an exploration of cultural tension and religious bigotry played out in the personal breakdown of a single family. As the book begins, Jugnu and Chanda, whose love is both passionate and illicit, have disappeared from their home. Rumours about their disappearance abound, but five months pass before anything certain is known. Finally, on a snow-covered January morning, Chanda’s brothers are arrested for the murder of their sister and Jugnu. Maps for Lost Lovers traces the year following Jugnu and Chanda’s disappearance. Seen principally through the eyes of Jugnu’s brother Shamas, the cultured, poetic director of the local Community Relations Council and Commission for Racial Equality, and his wife Kaukab, mother of three increasingly estranged children and devout daughter of a Muslim cleric, the event marks the beginning of the unravelling of all that is sacred to them. It fills Shamas’s own house and life with grief and, in exploring the lovers’ disappearance and its aftermath, Nadeem Aslam discloses a legacy of miscomprehension and regret not only for Shamas and Kaukab but for their children and neighbours as well. An intimate portrait of a community searingly damaged by traditions, this is a densely imagined, beautiful and deeply troubling book written in heightened prose saturated with imagery. It casts a deep gaze on themes as timeless as love, nationalism and religion, while meditating on how these forces drive us apart.

Desh Pardesh

Author : Roger Ballard
ISBN : IND:30000086160003
Genre : Social Science
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Islamophobia And Securitization

Author : Tania Saeed
ISBN : 9783319326801
Genre : Social Science
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This book explores everyday realities of young Muslim women in Britain, who are portrayed as antithetical to the British way of life in media and political discourse. The book captures how geo-political events, and national tragedies continue to implicate individuals and communities at the domestic and local level, communities that have no connection to such tragedies and events, other than being associated with a religio-ethnic identity. The author shows how Muslim women are caught within the spectrum of the vulnerable-fanatic, always perceived to be ‘at risk’ of being 'radicalized'. Focusing on educated Muslim females, the book explores experiences of Islamophobia and securitization inside and outside educational institutions, and highlights individual and group acts of resistance through dialogue, with Muslim women challenging the metanarrative of insecurity and suspicion that plagues their everyday existence in Britain. Islamophobia and Securitization will be of interest to scholars and students researching Muslims in the West, in particular sociologists, anthropologists, and political scientists. It will also appeal to analysts and academics researching security and terrorism, race and racialization, as well as gender, immigration, and diaspora.

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