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Moving on up : South Asian women and higher education

Author: Yasmin Hussain.; Paul Bagguley
Publisher: Stoke on Trent : Trentham Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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South Asian women are narrowing the gender gap and Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin women are catching up with Indian women in their uptake of higher education. This title explores how they balance their education with plans for marriage, and their experiences of racism and Islamophobia at university and elsewhere.
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Yasmin Hussain.
Moving on up.
Stoke on Trent : Trentham Books, 2007
(OCoLC)608479863
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yasmin Hussain.; Paul Bagguley
ISBN: 9781858563497 1858563496
OCLC Number: 144522599
Description: viii, 154 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The context --
Conceptualising South Asian women and HE --
Identities : ethnicity, Britishness and religion --
Deciding to go to university --
Negotiating university : plans for marriage and studying at home --
Financial strategies for funding a degree : the moral economies of family support --
Racism, Islamophobia and experiences of university --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Yasmin Hussain and Paul Bagguley.

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South Asian women are narrowing the gender gap and Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin women are catching up with Indian women in their uptake of higher education. This title explores how they balance their education with plans for marriage, and their experiences of racism and Islamophobia at university and elsewhere.

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