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Author Cressey, Gill.

Title Diaspora youth and ancestral homeland : British Pakistani/Kashmiri youth visiting kin in Pakistan and Kashmir / by Gill Cressey
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 221 pages)
Series Muslim minorities ; v. 5
Muslim minorities ; v. 5. 1570-7571
Contents Cover -- Contents -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- CHAPTER ONE METHODOLOGY OF THE STUDY -- Ontology and epistemology -- Gaze -- Discourses and narratives -- Narrative study of lives -- Interviews and video diary room -- Young women interviewed 2003 -- Young men interviewed 2003 -- Interview schedule 11th July 2003 -- Interpretation and analysis of stories -- Thematic investigation -- Examples of themes/codes initially identified and later refined -- Social research ethics -- CHAPTER TWO JOURNEYS -- Translocality -- Two-way travelling -- Going over there: four weddings and a funeral -- Village: out of sight but not out of mind -- Negotiating the borders -- Change -- CHAPTER THREE HOMELAND -- Being 8216;valayati8217;: what they think of us -- Returning to Britain: back to 8216;reality8217; -- Home from home from home -- Territory: familiar places -- CHAPTER FOUR RACE AND NATION -- Immigration -- Integration and segregation -- Inclusion and exclusion -- Nation -- Dual nationality -- 8216;Race8217; -- Immigrant relatives -- CHAPTER FIVE DIASPORA -- Heritage -- Degrees of belonging -- Chain diaspora -- CHAPTER SIX UMMAH -- 8216;Othering8217; of the Oriental Islamic World in the West -- Muslim subjectivities and Ummah -- Being a Muslim in the West -- Ummah and the current world order -- Community: a mixed blessing -- CHAPTER SEVEN GENDER -- Gender: it8217;s a man8217;s world -- CHAPTER EIGHT KIN -- Biraderi/family: 8216;blood, soil, milk and honour8217; -- The price of belonging versus the price of exclusion -- CHAPTER NINE GENERATION AND CHANGE -- Youth -- Education: missing out -- Mixing: diverse friendships -- Human Rights -- CHAPTER TEN LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL SHIFT -- Language: our language -- Bilingualism and culture -- Shifting future perspectives -- CONCLUSION -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX
Summary This book explores the relationships of thirty young people with their ancestral homeland, of Pakistan or Kashmir, and with British urban life. It does so using narratives from young people about their journeys from Birmingham in Britain to visit kin in villages in rural Pakistan and Kashmir. Its particular usefulness is the critique that its empirical data raises of 'conventional wisdom' of some governments, media, academic theorists and public bodies about Muslim Minorities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-217) and index
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Subject Children of immigrants -- Great Britain.
Kashmiri (South Asian people) -- Great Britain -- Ethnic identity.
Muslim youth -- Great Britain.
Pakistanis -- Great Britain -- Ethnic identity.
Social role -- Great Britain.
South Asian diaspora.
Transnationalism.
Genre/Form Computer network resources
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006049042
ISBN 1281400408
9047410793 (electronic bk.)
9781281400406
9789047410799 (electronic bk.)