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From textile mills to taxi ranks : experiences of migration, labour, and social change

Author: Virinder S Kalra
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2000.
Series: Research in migration and ethnic relations series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author explores they way in which the issues of employment, work, income generation and economic status affect, and are affected by, a section of the Mirpuri/Pakistani "community" based in  Read more...

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Kalra, Virinder S.
From textile mills to taxi ranks.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2000
(OCoLC)655585839
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virinder S Kalra
ISBN: 1840148659 9781840148657
OCLC Number: 43186544
Notes: "DAMES-Dansk center for migration og etniske studier, Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, ERCOMER-European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations"--Half t.p. verso.
Description: x, 230 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Constructing Labour --
Class and Ethnicity --
Ethnicity and Class --
Overlapping Perspectives --
Enmeshing Formations --
Methodology --
Ethnicity and the Labelling of Groups --
Developing a New Terminology --
Reflexive Approaches --
Identifying a Field and a Sample --
Ethical Issues --
Applying Methods --
Migration and Repercussion --
Migration Theory --
Early Migration --
Rural Context: Geography, Agriculture and Society --
Historical Conduits --
Mass Migration --
Political History Post-1947 --
Mangla Dam and its Impact on Migration --
Consequences of Mass Migration on Mirpur's Economy and Society --
Mirham and Oldpur --
Textile Tours --
Lancashire, the Indian Sub-continent and Cotton Textiles --
Decline of the Textile Industry in England --
King Cotton-Oldham --
Labour in Lancashire and Oldham --
Migrant Labour --
Routing Mills --
Of Mills and Men --
Routes to Oldham --
Routes to a Job --
Organising Mill Work --
The Night-shift in a Mill --
Mills and Men --
Of Men and Mills --
Eid and Trips to (Azad) Kashmir/Pakistan --
Union Membership and Participation --
Interaction and Relationship at Work --
Decline of Mills --
Factors for Redundancy --
Redundant not Despondent --
Initial Responses to Unemployment --
Changes in Life Organisation --
Family Commitments --
Moral Change-Ways of Explaining the World --
Work to Non-Work --
Take-Away Lives --
South Asian Entrepreneurship --
After the Mills --
Take-aways --
The Maharaba --
Relationships at Work --
Self-employment or Survival? --
From Textile Mills to Taxi Ranks.
Series Title: Research in migration and ethnic relations series.
Responsibility: Virinder S. Kalra.

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