Postcolonial People: South Asians in Britain

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"A Postcolonial People" is a lively, critical survey of contemporary South Asian Britain that fills a conspicuous gap in the literature. This specially commissioned book combines conceptually innovative analysis with empirically rich studies to map out the diversity of the British Asian way of life. The migration and settlement of South Asians in large numbers in Britain is examined in the context of the postcolonial condition, in which boundaries between the West and Rest, centre and periphery, home and abroad are increasingly blurred. The contributors provide both fresh insights and vital information on the Asian British experience in its socio-economic, historical and cultural dimensions. The topics covered include: identity, the transformation of urban space, policing, healthcare, electoral politics, music, British Asian theatre and cinema.

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Nasreen Ali is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Primary Care, University of Leeds.

Virinder Kalra is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester; he is author of From Textile Mills to Taxi Ranks (2000) and co-author of Diaspora and Hybridity (2005).

S. Sayyid is University Research Fellow in "Race," Ethnicity and Postcolonialism in the School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Leeds. He is the author of A Fundamental Fear (2nd ed., 2003).

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"It clearly is a text which all students of immigration should read as a basic text."-- Professor John Rex, Journal of Punjab Studies


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Book Description Hurst & Company, London, UK. Paperback. Condition: New. First Edition. The diversity and complexity of British Asian life is plain for all to see and has been celebrated in literature, poetry and film, not to mention performing arts and music. Till now, however, an accessibly written introductory volume on the South Asian presence has been absent from our bookshelves. A Postcolonial People is an innovative and intriguing blend of scholarship and reportage on the multi-faceted experience of British Asians covering everything from discrimination to bhangra, Bradford to chicken tikka, Asian Britsih cultural landscapes to arranged marriages. Eschewing both anthropological approaches and overtly theoretical analyses, the contributors map out the heterodox impact of British Asians on the United Kingdom, detailing their achievement and setbacks, points of intersection and divergence as a postcolonial people and everyday lives. Contents Acknowledgements The Contributors Introduction: BrAsians: Postcolonial People, Ironic Citizens Part I. Frames Narrating the Postcolonial Political and the Immigrant Imaginary - Arrival The 'Asian' in Britain - Chicken Tikka Masala Politics of Blackness and Asian Identity - Curry Powder The Dialectic of 'Here and There': Anthropology 'at Home' - Drugs (Im)possible Intersections: Religion, (Post-)Colonial Subjectivity and the Ideology of Multiculturalism - Football Writing a BrAsian City: 'Race', Culture and Religion in Accounts of Postcolonial Bradford Part II. Portraits Mapping the Colonial: South Asians in Britain, 1857 - 1947 - Anish Kapoor Imperial Implosions: Postcoloniality and the Orbits of Migration Demographics of BrAsian Settlement, 1951 - 2001 - Muslims! The Politics of BrAsian Electorate Brown Economy: Enterprise and Employment - Newham Policing Diversity: Racialisation and the Criminal Justice System Health Care and BrAsians: Making Sense of Policy and Practice - Palliative Care Imagining the Politics of British Asian Youth The Scandel of 'Arranged Marriages' and the Pathologisation of BrAsian families - Queer A City of Surprises: Urban Multiculturalism and the 'Leicester' Model Capital Gains: BrAsian Suburban North-West London Part III. Signatures Asian Sounds - Rusholme The Singular Journey: South Asian Visual Art in Britain - Uprisings South Asian/ BrAsian Performing Arts - Vasoc da Gama Planet Bollywood - Writings Metropolitan Borderlands: The Formation of BrAsian Landscapes - Zee TV Bibliography Index. Printed Pages: 448. Seller Inventory # 027107

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