Pakistani Diasporas: Culture, Conflict, and Change

Pakistani Diasporas: Culture, Conflict, and Change

by Virinder S. Kalra
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195476255

ISBN-13: 9780195476255

Pub. Date: 01/15/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

When compared to studies of the Indian diaspora, or even in the wider framework of diaspora studies, there is relatively meager research about the Pakistani diaspora. This collection is the first to bring together the extant literature and provide both a historical and contemporary set of accounts. It is primarily about the processes associated with migration and

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When compared to studies of the Indian diaspora, or even in the wider framework of diaspora studies, there is relatively meager research about the Pakistani diaspora. This collection is the first to bring together the extant literature and provide both a historical and contemporary set of accounts. It is primarily about the processes associated with migration and settlement as seen from the receiving end. Even though Roger Ballard and Junaid Rana offer accounts of Pakistan's political economy, it is only in Frances Watkins chapter that migrant voices within Pakistan themselves speak. Even in this chapter their life stories are focused on the impact of migration. Though, given the transnational frame in which many Pakistani diasporic communities live, it is not really possible to solely focus on the place of settlement. Indeed, the shift from migration studies to transnational or diaspora research reflects the empirical reality of a non-linear dynamics inherent in migratory movements. Historically the notion that people move and settle in a sequential and traceable manner has been rightly disputed and the circular nature of migratory movements has come to the fore. Even though the issues that are raised in the majority of the chapters are concerned with adaptation and change in new environments, these are always linked or referenced to a transnational frame.

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ISBN-13:
9780195476255
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/15/2009
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Editor's Preface
Acknowledgements
Labour Narratives
1. The Political Economy of Migration: Pakistan, Britain, and the Middle East, Roger Ballard
2. Controlling Diaspora: Illegality, 9/11, and Pakistani Labor Migration, Junaid Rana
3. The Myth of Arrival: Pakistanis in Italy, Ali Nobil
4. God don't kill the traveller, grant their desire that their last breath be at home: An Analysis of Pakhtun Migrants Tales, Francis Watkins
Gendered Accounts
5. Kinship Obligations, Gender and the Life Course: Re-writing Migration from Pakistan to Britain, Kaveri Harriss and Alison Shaw
6. Risk and Ritual: The Protection of British Pakistani Women in Transnational Marriage, Katharine Charsley
7. These girls want to get married as well: Normality, Double Deviance and Reintegration amongst British Pakistani Women, Marta Bolognani
8. Religion, Gender and Identity Construction amongst Pakistanis in Australia, Nadeem Malik
Transforming Rituals
9. Chains of Migrants: Culture, Value and the Housing Market, Pnina Werbner
10. Migration: Ritual Attrition or Increased Flexibility? A Case Study of Pakistani Funerals in Norway, Cora Alexa Doving
11. Contesting Muslim Pilgrimage: British-Pakistani Identities, Sacred Journeys to Makkah and Madinah, and the Global Postmodernism, Sean McLoughlin
Shifting Identities
12. Multiculturalism, Religion and Identity, Munira Mirza
13. Multiculturalism, Islamaphobia and the City, Tahir Abbas
14. A Socio-economic and Cultural Perspective on Pakistanis in the Netherlands, Waqas Butt
15. Pakistanis in the United States: From Integration to Alienation?, Aminah Mohammad Arif
Notes on Contributors
Bibliography
Index

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