Desh Pardesh

The South Asian Presence in Britain

Author: Roger Ballard,Marcus Banks

Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9781850650911

Category: England

Page: 296

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A collection of accounts of everyday life within a range of communities, such as Punjabi, Gujarati, Bangladeshi, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh. Taken together, they highlight common features and diversities in a variety of spheres, such as discrimination, religion and integration.
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Der Fundamentalist, der keiner sein wollte

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Author: Mohsin Hamid

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832189831

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

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Lahore. In einem Café sitzen sich ein mitteilsamer Pakistani und ein zurückhaltender Amerikaner gegenüber. Als langsam die Nacht über die Stadt hereinbricht, enthüllt der Pakistani immer mehr Details seiner Lebensgeschichte. Changez heißt er, und er erzählt, wie er als junger, ehrgeiziger Gaststudent nach Princeton kommt. Als Vorzeigestudent wird er nach seinem Abschluss sofort von einer Elite-Firma engagiert. Er stürzt sich ins pulsierende Leben New Yorks, erhält durch seine reiche Freundin Erica Zugang zu Manhattans High Society und wähnt sich auf der Seite der Gewinner. Aber nach dem 11. September fällt sein amerikanischer Traum vom unaufhaltsamen Aufstieg langsam in sich zusammen. Plötzlich erscheint Changez die Bindung an seine Heimat wichtiger als Geld, Macht und Erfolg. All dies berichtet der Pakistani dem Amerikaner, dessen Motivation an dem Gespräch im Dunkeln bleibt. Allein im Spiegel des Erzählers zeichnet sich ab, dass der grausame Höhepunkt der Geschichte kurz bevorsteht.
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Working with Diversity in Youth and Community Work

Author: Sangeeta Soni

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844457818

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

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This book focuses on the nature of cross-cultural practice, an inevitable aspect of working as a youth and community worker in multicultural Britain today. It enables students to understand how cross-cultural dynamics can set the tone of their relationships with their clients and helps them to understand how individual action and some processes in society can contribute to the marginalisation of others. This book looks at the processes involved in the everyday relationships forged through practice and how these can inadvertently influence the dynamics of oppression through lack of self-awareness or lack of awareness of 'others' in society.
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The New British

The Impact of Culture and Community on Young Pakistanis

Author: Ikhlaq Din

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317023021

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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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.
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British Muslim Politics

Examining Pakistani Biraderi Networks

Author: P. Akhtar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137275162

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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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.
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Muslim Laws, Politics and Society in Modern Nation States

Dynamic Legal Pluralisms in England, Turkey and Pakistan

Author: Ihsan Yilmaz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351916246

Category: Law

Page: 272

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Drawing on theories of legal pluralism, this book tests whether and to what extent claims of the modern nation-state laws to exclusive dominance over other spheres are tenable, and reassesses the operation of law in society. Incorporating a combination of legal theory, post-modern critique and socio-legal analysis of three current jurisdictions in which Muslims play an important role, the volume identifies Muslims' current socio-legal situation and attitudes from different perspectives and reconciles them with modern legal systems in three key countries. It analyzes the conflict between the assumptions of modern legal systems and plural legal realities, and also examines attempts by modern legal systems to impose official laws in the face of resistance from unofficial Muslim laws and discusses possible responses to the challenge of dynamic Muslim legal pluralism. A valuable resource for students, researchers and academics with an interest in the areas of Islamic law and politics, and the interplay between secular law and religious/cultural traditions.
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Kinship and Continuity

Pakistani Families in Britain

Author: Alison Shaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134434308

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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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.
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The Myth of Return

Pakistanis in Britain

Author: Muhammad Anwar

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Acculturation

Page: 278

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Brick Lane

Author: Monica Ali

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426416565

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Was bedeutet eigentlich Schicksal?Nazneen, in den ärmsten Verhältnissen in Bangladesch aufgewachsen, wird mit 19 Jahren verheiratet und ins ferne England geschickt. Ohne Englischkenntnisse landet sie in der Brick Lane, dem »Klein-Indien« von London, bei einem ihr völlig fremden Ehemann. Chanu ist gut zu ihr, doch aus ihrer Wohnung kommt sie selten raus. Gegen seinen Widerstand lernt sie schließlich Englisch und nimmt eine Arbeit als Näherin an. Ganz langsam, mit Hilfe ihrer Töchter und getragen von ihrer natürlichen Lebensklugheit, verlässt Nazneen den ihr vorbestimmten Weg.
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Die satanischen Verse

Roman

Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641112672

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

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Bejubelt und verdammt: Das Buch weltweit Aufsehen erregte Über der englischen Küste wird ein Flugzeug in die Luft gesprengt. Die einzigen Überlebenden dieses Terroranschlags sind Gibril Farishta und Saladin Chamcha, zwei indische Schauspieler, die buchstäblich vom Himmel fallen und wie durch ein Wunder unversehrt bleiben. Doch nach dem Absturz gehen seltsame Dinge mit ihnen vor: Der Muslim Gibril zeigt immer mehr Ähnlichkeit mit dem Erzengel Gabriel, während sich Saladin, der stets seine Herkunft verleugnete, zu einem Abbild des Teufels entwickelt. Doch das ist erst der Beginn einer überwältigenden Odysee zwischen Gut und Böse, zwischen Fantasie und Realität.
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Negotiating Risk

British Pakistani Experiences of Genetics

Author: Alison Shaw

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845455484

Category: Medical

Page: 283

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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.
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Negotiating Boundaries in the City

Migration, Ethnicity, and Gender in Britain

Author: Dr Joanna Herbert

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409491080

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Using in-depth life-story interviews and oral history archives, this book explores the impact of South Asian migration from the 1950s onwards on both the local white, British-born population and the migrants themselves. Taking Leicester as a main case study – identified as a European model of multicultural success – Negotiating Boundaries in the City offers a historically grounded analysis of the human experiences of migration. Joanna Herbert shows how migration created challenges for both existing residents and newcomers – for both male and female migrants – and explores how they perceived and negotiated boundaries within the local contexts of their everyday lives. She explores the personal and collective narratives of individuals who might not otherwise appear in the historical records, highlighting the importance of subjective, everyday experiences. The stories provide valuable insights into the nature of white ethnicity, inter-ethnic relations and the gendered nature of experiences, and offer rich data lacking in existing theoretical accounts. This book provides a radically different story about multicultural Britain and reveals the nuances of modern urban experiences which are lost in prevailing discourses of multiculturalism.
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A Sociolinguistic Insight into the Italian Community in the UK

Workplace Language as an Identity Marker

Author: Siria Guzzo

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443871486

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 145

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The Italian diaspora throughout the world navigate and negotiate various complex and multidirectional language dynamics. In order to account for the sociolinguistic processes that have taken place, this book provides a detailed observation of these linguistic dynamics from the point of view of the Italian diaspora in Bedford, in the UK. This study on the language behaviour of three generations of Italian residents in Bedford provides empirical data on, and highlights the importance of, the sociolinguistic examination of English in service encounters. What comes to light in most of the cases analysed, is that audience design has a proven influence on the choice of language and repertoire within the speech of the Bedford Italian community. There are not only switches from one language to another, but also style shifts in the linguistic repertoire. Throughout this study, it becomes clear that speakers freely use the two languages available to their speech community, and, thanks to their active and passive repertoire, they apply a range of linguistic resources from both Italian and English. The volume also uncovers some especially interesting traits in 3rd generation speech, involving in particular a rather widespread use of mixed pronunciation. Upon moving past the initial assumption that the adoption of this mixed pronunciation is used to show the younger generation’s sense of belonging to the BI community, a quite different reason emerges. Closer analysis reveals that, due to an increasing feeling of ‘non-Britishness’, this linguistic choice may be linked to a deliberate and conscious attempt on their part not to accommodate to British culture, and in so doing to distance themselves further from it. Preface by David Britain.
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Muslim Women and Shari'ah Councils

Transcending the Boundaries of Community and Law

Author: S. Bano

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283858

Category: Political Science

Page: 329

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Using original empirical data and critiquing existing research, Samia Bano explores the experience of British Muslim woman who use Shari'ah councils to resolve marital disputes. She challenges the language of community rights and claims for legal autonomy in matters of family law showing how law and community can empower as well as restrict women.
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Islamic Radicalism and Multicultural Politics

The British Experience

Author: Tahir Abbas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136959599

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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The expression of an Islamic political radicalism in Britain has been one of the most dramatic developments in recent decades. Islamic Radicalism and Multicultural Politics explores the nature of this phenomenon by analysing the origins of Islam and its historical contact with Western Europe and Britain, and the emergence of Islamic political radicalism in the Muslim world and in the West. Tahir Abbas draws on historical analysis and contemporary case studies to explore the post-war immigration and integration of Muslim groups, the complex relations that exist between a secular liberal Britain and a diverse but multifaceted Islam, and the extent of social and economic inequalities that affect Muslims as individual citizens and in local area communities. He shows how violent extremism among British Muslims is in reality influenced by a range of issues, including the factors of globalisation and contemporary politics, media and culture. Analysing and dissecting public policy, Abbas offers suggestions for tackling the major social, political and economic questions facing British Muslims in the post-7/7 era. An important contribution to the study of religion, ‘race’ and ethnicity in modern Britain, this accessible work will be of interest to anyone working in the field of Islamic studies, sociology and political radicalism. Cover design by Mahtab Hussain, www.mahtabhussain.com
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Young British Muslims

Identity, Culture, Politics and the Media

Author: Nahid Afrose Kabir

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748686924

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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In Britain's highly politicised social climate in the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings, this book provides an in-depth understanding of British Muslim identity. Nahid Kabir has carried out over 200 in-depth, semi-structured interviews with young Muslims in five British cities: London, Leicester, Bradford, Leeds and Cardiff. By emphasising the importance of biculturalism, Kabir conveys a realistic and hopeful vision for their successful integration into British society.
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Transnational Pakistani Connections

Marrying ‘Back Home’

Author: Katharine Charsley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134605528

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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Since restrictions on commonwealth labour immigration to Britain in the 1960s, marriage has been the dominant form of migration between Pakistan and the UK. Most transnational Pakistani marriages are between cousins or other more distant relatives, lending a particular texture to this transnational social field. Based on research in Britain and Pakistan, this book provides a rounded portrayal incorporating the emotional motivations for, and content of, these transnational unions. The book explores the experiences of families and individuals involved, including the neglected experiences of migrant husbands, and charts the management of the risks of contracting transnational marriages, as well as examining the consequences in cases when marriages run into conflict. Equally, however, the book explores the attractions of marrying ‘back home’, and the role of transnational marriage in maintaining bonds between people and places. Marriage emerges as a crucial, but dynamic and contested, element of Pakistani transnational connections. This book is of interest to students and scholars in the fields of migration studies, kinship/the family and South Asian studies, as well as social work, family law and immigration.
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Getting Into Local Power

The Politics of Ethnic Minorities in British and French Cities

Author: Romain Garbaye

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444355546

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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This book presents a comparison of the patterns of ethnic minority politics in British and French city politics. A comparison of the participation of ethnic minorities in British and French cities Includes direct comparisons of particular cities Birmingham, Lille and Roubaix Shows how ethnic and cultural diversity translates into political conflict in different political systems Considers styles of political mobilisation of ethnic minorities in the context of urban political systems, as well as the strategies used by party leaders and to manage ethnic diversity in political competition Analyses how ethnic and cultural diversity in urban societies translates into conflictual politics Enhances our understanding of local politics and of the evolution of political representation in industrialised democracies
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Islamic Financial Services in the United Kingdom

Author: Elaine Housby

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748687475

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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This book emphasises the ways in which UK examples of Islamic financial provision illustrate both the main characteristics of Islamic financial teaching and some key issues in the situation of British Muslims.
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