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Riassunto: Dhooleka S. Raj explores the complexities of ethnic minority cultural change in this incisive examination of first- and second-generation middle-class South Asian families living in London. Challenging prevalent understandings of ethnicity that equate community, culture, and identity, Raj considers how transnational ethnic minorities are circumscribed by nostalgia for culture.
Where Are You From? argues that the nostalgia for culture obscures the complexities of change in migrant minority lives and limits the ways the politics of diversity can be imagined by the nation. Based on ethnographic research with Indian migrants and their children, this book examines how categories of identity, culture, community, and nation are negotiated and often equated.
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"Dhooleka Raj takes us into the Punjabi Hindu world in London in a very personal way, throwing light on the development of heightened religious identities in the diaspora and on Indian immigrant concerns with racial, national, and transnational identities. This engaging ethnography will enable better analytical comparisons across the Indian diasporic world."—Karen Leonard, author of The South Asian Americans
"A trenchantly written, closely observed account of the complexities that lurk behind the innocent-sounding question that frames this revelatory book. In Where Are You From?, Raj brings the situated engagement of the committed ethnographer to bear critically on fashionable simplifications about diaspora, identity, and the nation-state. She challenges, in a no-nonsense and grounded fashion, both our own theoretical pontifications and official platitudes about what constitutes 'British' and 'Asian' identity. In unraveling an exclusionary rhetoric of culture, she shines a much-needed searchlight onto the mutually supportive hypocrisies and uncured sores of postcolonial sensibility, and does so right at the heart of one of their major historical and cultural sources."—Michael Herzfeld, author of Cultural Intimacy: Social Poetics in the Nation-State
" A critical and insightful ethnographic study on a timely and consequential topic. Where Are You From? is an important and original contribution both to the anthropology of ethnicity and to critical studies of multiculturalism."—James Ferguson, author of Expectations of Modernity
"An inventive, insightful, discerning look at what it means to live transnationally, sometimes without ever crossing a border. In this compelling account of global connection, multicultural politics and migration stories relate back to histories of dislocation, nation-states, 'new racism,' and communities made in the moment, rather than a 'homeland' in any simple sense. By freeing ethnicity from the trope of loss and the trap of cultural nostalgia, Raj encourages readers to think afresh about why difference can be experienced so very differently."—Kath Weston, author of Gender in Real Time and Families We Choose
"Against attacks on ethnicity studies in Britain, Raj's book contains illuminating ethnographic vignettes highlighting the long-term cultural and historical trends that set affluent Hindu Punjabi immigrant-settlers in London apart from fellow Punjabi Sikhs and Muslims, and, indeed, from other British Hindus, and from Black and White Britons."—Pnina Werbner, Professor of Social Anthropology, Keele University, United Kingdom
Titolo: Where Are You From? - Middle Class Migrants ...
Casa editrice: University of California Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2003
Condizione libro: New
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Descrizione libro University of California Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Codice libro della libreria 2822924393
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 2003. Condizione libro: Good. 1st Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP8896357
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Descrizione libro University of California Press, 2003. Condizione libro: Good. 1st Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP90517590
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Descrizione libro University of California Press, 2003. Condizione libro: Good. 1st Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP62382122
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Descrizione libro University of California Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0520233832 Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Codice libro della libreria Z0520233832Z2