A Postcolonial People: South Asians in Britain

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2006 - Political Science - 436 pages
"A Postcolonial People" is a lively, critical survey of contemporary South Asian Britain that fills a conspicuous gap in the literature. This specially commissioned book combines conceptually innovative analysis with empirically rich studies to map out the diversity of the British Asian way of life. The migration and settlement of South Asians in large numbers in Britain is examined in the context of the postcolonial condition, in which boundaries between the West and Rest, centre and periphery, home and abroad are increasingly blurred. The contributors provide both fresh insights and vital information on the Asian British experience in its socio-economic, historical and cultural dimensions. The topics covered include: identity, the transformation of urban space, policing, healthcare, electoral politics, music, British Asian theatre and cinema.
 

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Contents

BrAsians Postcolonial People Ironic Citizens
1
FRAMES
11
u Arrival DaalatAli
32
Chicken Tikka Masala Sophia Ahmed
62
Curry Powder Apurba Kundu
72
Religion PostColonial Subjectivity
93
Football Daniel Burdsey
108
PORTRAITS
141
Making Sense of Policy and Practice
244
Palliative Care Gurch Randhawa andAlastair Owens
256
The Scandal of Arranged Marriages and the Pathologisation
272
Queer Shafqat Nasir
289
BrAsian Suburban NorthWest London Rupa Huq
305
SIGNATURES
315
Rusholme Nida Kirmani
327
G Uprisings Paul Bagguley and Yasmin Hussain
340

Anish Kapoor John Holt and Laura Turney
157
Demographics of BrAsian Settlement 1951 2001 Ceri Peach 68
182
The Politics of the BrAsian Electorate Muhammad Anwar
188
Enterprise and Employment Shinder S Thandi
211
Racialisation and the Criminal Justice System
234
Vasco da Gama AbdoolKarim Vakil
358
The Formation of BrAsian Landscapes
374
Bibliography
395
Index
431
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Nasreen Ali is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Primary Care, University of Leeds.

Virinder Kalra is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester; he is author of From Textile Mills to Taxi Ranks (2000) and co-author of Diaspora and Hybridity (2005).

S. Sayyid is University Research Fellow in "Race," Ethnicity and Postcolonialism in the School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Leeds. He is the author of A Fundamental Fear (2nd ed., 2003).

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