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Contesting culture : ethnicity and community in West London

Author: Gerd Baumann
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series: Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology, 100
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this 1996 book, Gerhard Baumann examines the area of Southall, the most densely populated, multi-ethnic ghetto in the London area. This vivid ethnographic account analyses various immigrant groups  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerd Baumann
ISBN: 0521554829 9780521554824 052155554X 9780521555548
OCLC Number: 499892971
Description: 300 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: the proceeds of research; 2. The argument; 3. A shared Southall culture?; 4. The dominant discourse applied: 'self-evident' communities of culture; 5. The dominant discourse denied: community as creation, culture as process; 6. 'Culture' and 'community' as terms of cultural contestation; 7. Conclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology, 100
Responsibility: Gerd Baumann.

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"...provides an important...view of identity formation, stressing its instrumental function over other aspects of identity production and negotiation." Kathleen Hall, Religious Studies Review Read more...

 
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