Kinship and Continuity: Pakistani Families in Britain / Edition 1

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Overview

"Kinship and Continuity is an ethnographic account of the development of the Pakistani presence in Oxford, from after WWII 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 continuities and transformations of the lives of British Pakistanis against the backdrop of rural Pakistan and local socio-economic changes. The book concludes by drawing out the implications for more general questions of race relations, ethnicity, and citizenship in modern Britain."--BOOK JACKET.
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Editorial Reviews

John Rex
...a superb anthropological study which should rank with the best for teaching purposes as a model for the craft and the subject. Based upon magnificent fieldwork in England and Pakistan, it is beautifully written and produced, and though it deals with the relatively small Pakistani community in Oxford, has relevance for the understanding of Pakistani settlement in Britain generally.
Roger Ballard
...by a wide margin, the richest, most comprehensive and most lively account yet produced of life within Britain's booming ethnic colonies.
Richard Jenkins
This is an engaging account of the Oxford Pakistani community, which convincingly updates the first edition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789058230768
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 339
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Maps
Tables
Figures
Preface
Acknowledgements
A Note on Transliteration
Introduction 1
1 From Pakistan to Britain 13
2 The Process of Settlement 37
3 Households and Family Relationships 69
4 The Idiom of Caste 111
5 Biradari Solidarity and Cousin Marriage 137
6 Honour and Shame: Gender and Generation 161
7 Health, Illness and the Reproduction of the Biradari 195
8 Taking and Giving: Domestic Rituals and Female Networks 227
9 Public Faces: Leadership, Religion and Political Mobilization 259
10 Conclusions 287
Bibliography 303
Glossary 311
Index 315
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