New Ethnicities And Language Use

New Ethnicities And Language Use

by Roxy Harris
     
 

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This book analyses the complex interrelationship between language use, ethnicity and culture in London amongst adolescents of South Asian descent, commonly referred to as 'British Asians'.See more details below

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This book analyses the complex interrelationship between language use, ethnicity and culture in London amongst adolescents of South Asian descent, commonly referred to as 'British Asians'.

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"Ignored by politicians and journalists who routinely pronounce the death of multiculturalism this extraordinary book shows how British society is re-made by young people that both carry and redefine the diversity of cultural life. Harris' unique contribution is his attentiveness to quotidian multicultural realities. The lesson--even more important now than when it was first published--is that ethnicity is defined not by the short-hand of identity labels like Sikh, Muslim, Black, White but rather by what people do everyday." --Les Back, Professor of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London

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ISBN-13:
9780230580077
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Series:
Language and Globalization Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

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