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Diaspora youth and ancestral homeland : British Pakistani/Kashmiri youth visiting kin in Pakistan and Kashmir

Author: Gill Cressey
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006.
Series: Muslim minorities, v. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cressey, Gill.
Diaspora youth and ancestral homeland.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gill Cressey
ISBN: 9004153462 9789004153462
OCLC Number: 70483838
Description: viii, 221 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. 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 --
Ch. 2. 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 --
Ch. 3. Homeland --
Being 'valayati' : what they think of us --
Returning to Britain : back to 'reality' --
Home from home from home --
Territory : familiar places --
Ch. 4. Race and nation --
Immigration --
Integration and segregation --
Inclusion and exclusion --
Nation --
Dual nationality --
'Race' --
Immigrant relatives --
Ch. 5. Diaspora --
Heritage --
Degrees of belonging --
Chain diaspora --
Ch. 6. Ummah --
'Othering' 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 --
Ch. 7. Gender --
Gender : it's a man's world --
Ch. 8. Kin --
Biraderi/family : 'blood, soil, milk and honour' --
The price of belonging versus the price of exclusion --
Ch. 9. Generation and change --
Youth --
Education : missing out --
Mixing : diverse friendships --
Human rights --
Ch. 10. Language and cultural shift --
Language : our language --
Bilingualism and culture --
Shifting future perspectives.
Series Title: Muslim minorities, v. 5.
Responsibility: by Gill Cressey.


This book, about the journeys of young British Pakistanis and Kashmiris to their ancestral homeland, discusses the implications of being transnational and translocal in the modern world for Muslim  Read more...
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