Kinship and Continuity: Pakistani Families in Britain / Edition 1

Kinship and Continuity: Pakistani Families in Britain / Edition 1

by Alison Shaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 9058230759

ISBN-13: 9789058230751

Pub. Date: 09/01/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789058230751
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Maps
Tables
Figures
Preface
Acknowledgements
A Note on Transliteration
Introduction1
1From Pakistan to Britain13
2The Process of Settlement37
3Households and Family Relationships69
4The Idiom of Caste111
5Biradari Solidarity and Cousin Marriage137
6Honour and Shame: Gender and Generation161
7Health, Illness and the Reproduction of the Biradari195
8Taking and Giving: Domestic Rituals and Female Networks227
9Public Faces: Leadership, Religion and Political Mobilization259
10Conclusions287
Bibliography303
Glossary311
Index315

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