Lives in Translation: Sikh Youth as British Citizens / Edition 1

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""This is a brilliant ethnography, animated by a highly refined analysis of the ways race and cultural identity are forged in the public sphere, and sustained by extensive research.""--Carol Greenhouse, Princeton University

In Lives in Translation,

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"This is a brilliant ethnography, animated by a highly refined analysis of the ways race and cultural identity are forged in the public sphere, and sustained by extensive research."—Carol Greenhouse, Princeton University

"Hall offers a riveting account of evolving British identity—both minority and majority—at the cusp of the millennium, an account that can offer much to those interested in the cultural politics of other multicultural societies."—Anthropology and Education Quarterly

"Lives in Translation eloquently captures the voices of young Sikhs in northern England in the late twentieth century as they attempt to come to terms with structures of racial, caste, and class inequality."—International Journal of Punjab Studies

"A sophisticated and sympathetic portrayal of the 'dynamic tensions' faced by second-generation British Sikhs coming of age in Thatcherite Britain of the late 1980s and early 1990s. . . . An accessible book that can profitably be read by anthropologists, educators, and all those concerned with issues of citizenship and ethnic pluralism in modern nation-states."—Anthropos

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812218114
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,294,323
  • Product dimensions: 0.61 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathleen Hall is an anthropologist and teaches in the Education, Culture, and Society Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education.
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: A Different Immigration Story
2 From Subjects to Citizens
3 The Politics of Language Recognition
4 "Becoming like Us"
5 Mediated Traditions
6 "You Can't Be Religious and Be Westernized"
7 "There's a Time to Act English and a Time to Act Indian"
8 Consciousness, Self-Awareness, and the Life Path
Epilogue: An Unfinished Story

Works Cited

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