A Postcolonial People: South Asians in Britain

By: N. Ali, V.S. Kalra, and S. Sayyid (eds)

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The diversity and complexity of British Asian life is plain for all to see and has been celebrated in literature, poetry and film, not to mention performing arts and music. Till now, however, an accessibly written introductory volume on the South Asian presence has been absent from our bookshelves. A Postcolonial People is an innovative and intriguing blend of scholarship and reportage on the multi-faceted experience of British Asians covering everything from discrimination to bhangra, Bradford to chicken tikka, Asian Britsih cultural landscapes to arranged marriages. Eschewing both anthropological approaches and overtly theoretical analyses, the contributors map out the heterodox impact of British Asians on the United Kingdom, detailing their achievement and setbacks, points of intersection and divergence as a postcolonial people and everyday lives. Contents Acknowledgements The Contributors Introduction: BrAsians: Postcolonial People, Ironic Citizens Part I. Frames Narrating the Postcolonial Political and the Immigrant Imaginary - Arrival The 'Asian' in Britain - Chicken Tikka Masala Politics of Blackness and Asian Identity - Curry Powder The Dialectic of 'Here and There': Anthropology 'at Home' - Drugs (Im)possible Intersections: Religion, (Post-)Colonial Subjectivity and the Ideology of Multiculturalism - Football Writing a BrAsian City: 'Race', Culture and Religion in Accounts of Postcolonial Bradford Part II. Portraits Mapping the Colonial: South Asians in Britain, 1857 - 1947 - Anish Kapoor Imperial Implosions: Postcoloniality and the Orbits of Migration Demographics of BrAsian Settlement, 1951 - 2001 - Muslims! The Politics of BrAsian Electorate Brown Economy: Enterprise and Employment - Newham Policing Diversity: Racialisation and the Criminal Justice System Health Care and BrAsians: Making Sense of Policy and Practice - Palliative Care Imagining the Politics of British Asian Youth The Scandel of 'Arranged Marriages' and the Pathologisation of BrAsian families - Queer A City of Surprises: Urban Multiculturalism and the 'Leicester' Model Capital Gains: BrAsian Suburban North-West London Part III. Signatures Asian Sounds - Rusholme The Singular Journey: South Asian Visual Art in Britain - Uprisings South Asian/ BrAsian Performing Arts - Vasoc da Gama Planet Bollywood - Writings Metropolitan Borderlands: The Formation of BrAsian Landscapes - Zee TV Bibliography Index. Printed Pages: 448.

Title: A Postcolonial People: South Asians in Britain

Author Name: N. Ali, V.S. Kalra, and S. Sayyid (eds)

Categories: South Asia, Sociology & Anthropology,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, UK, Hurst & Company:

ISBN: 1850657971

ISBN 13: 9781850657972

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 027107

Keywords: Postcolonial People