New Ethnicities And Language Use

Paperback | July 15, 2009

byRoxy Harris

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The children and grandchildren of South Asian migrants to the UK are living out British identities which go largely unrecognized. This book emphasizes their everyday low-key Britishness, albeit a Britishness with new inflections. It is this sensibility that marks them as Brasians.

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The children and grandchildren of South Asian migrants to the UK are living out British identities which go largely unrecognized. This book emphasizes their everyday low-key Britishness, albeit a Britishness with new inflections. It is this sensibility that marks them as Brasians.

ROXY HARRIS is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Science and Public Policy at King's College London, UK. He has a particular interest in the relationships between language, power, ethnicity and culture and has researched, taught and published on these issues in London for many years.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:210 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:July 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230580076

ISBN - 13:9780230580077

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * Introduction * Researching Ethnicities and Cultures * Language Use and Ethnicity: Mapping the Terrain * New Ethnicities as Lived Experience * How You Talk is Who You Are * 'My Culture', 'My Language', My Religion': Communities, Practices and Diasporas * Popular Culture, Ethnicities and Tastes * What is Brasian? * Appendices * Notes * Bibliography * Index

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"Ignored by politicians and journalists who routinely pronounce the death of multiculturalism this extraordinary book shows how British society is re-made by young people that both carry and redefine the diversity of cultural life. Harris' unique contribution is his attentiveness to quotidian multicultural realities. The lesson--even more important now than when it was first published--is that ethnicity is defined not by the short-hand of identity labels like Sikh, Muslim, Black, White but rather by what people do everyday." --Les Back, Professor of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London