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Writing the city in British Asian diasporas

Author: Seán McLoughlin
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2014.
Series: Routledge contemporary South Asia series, 80.
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"In 1962, the Commonwealth Immigrants Act hastened the process of South Asian migration to postcolonial Britain. Half a decade later, now is an opportune moment to revisit the accumulated writing about the diasporas that have been formed through subsequent settlement, and to probe the ways in which the South Asian diaspora could be re-conceptualised. Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas takes a fresh look at  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seán McLoughlin
ISBN: 9780415590242 0415590248
OCLC Number: 871819701
Description: xviii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Writing "Bradistan" : across the comains of social reality / Seán McLoughlin --
Representing British Bangladeshis in London's East End : the global city / John Eade --
Writing British Asian Manchester : vernacular cosmopolitanism on the "Curry Mile" / Virinder S. Kalra --
Discrepant representations of multi-Asian Leicester : institutional discourse and everyday life in the model multicultural city / Seán McLoughlin --
Between the city lines : towards a spatial historiography of British Asian Birmingham / Richard Gale --
South Asian histories in Britain : nation, locality and marginality / William Gould and Irna Qureshi --
Writing religion in British Asian diasporas / Seán McLoughlin and John Zavos --
Writing British Asian women : from purdah and the "problematic private sphere" to new forms of public engagement and cultural production / Emma Tomalin --
From writing to embodied vernacular cosmopolitanisms : the British Asian city and cultural production / Ananya Jahanara Kabir.
Series Title: Routledge contemporary South Asia series, 80.
Responsibility: edited by Seán McLoughlin, William Gould, Ananya Jahanara Kabir and Emma Tomalin.
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Presents the study of South Asians in Britain and beyond. Interrogating the concept of diaspora by probing the ways in which the South Asian diaspora could be re-conceptualised, this title provides  Read more...

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How have British cities been transformed by the settlement of Asian immigrants and in what ways did these cities crucially shape newcomers' lives? Like a kaleidoscope refracting alternative patterns, Read more...

 
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