Oxford in Pakistan Readings in Sociology and Social Anthropology: Pakistani Diasporas: Culture…

Hardcover | January 11, 2008

EditorVirinder S. Kalra

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When compared to studies of the Indian diaspora, or even in the wider framework of diaspora studies, there is relatively meagre research about the Pakistani diaspora. This collection is the first to bring together the extant literature and provide both a historical and contemporary set ofaccounts. It is primarily about the processes associated with migration and settlement as seen from the receiving end. Even though Roger Ballard and Junaid Rana offer accounts of Pakistan's political economy, it is only in Frances Watkins chapter that migrant voices within Pakistan themselves speak.Even in this chapter their life stories are focused on the impact of migration. Though, given the transnational frame in which many Pakistani diasporic communities live, it is not really possible to solely focus on the place of settlement. Indeed, the shift from migration studies to transnational ordiaspora research reflects the empirical reality of a non-linear dynamics inherent in migratory movements. Historically the notion that people move and settle in a sequential and traceable manner has been rightly disputed and the circular nature of migratory movements has come to the fore. Eventhough the issues that are raised in the majority of the chapters are concerned with adaptation and change in new environments, these are always linked or referenced to a transnational frame.

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When compared to studies of the Indian diaspora, or even in the wider framework of diaspora studies, there is relatively meagre research about the Pakistani diaspora. This collection is the first to bring together the extant literature and provide both a historical and contemporary set ofaccounts. It is primarily about the processes as...

Dr. Virinder S. Kalra is an associate professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. He has written extensively on the South Asian diaspora and his doctoral work focused on a group of Kashmiris who had migrated to the U.K. He was co-editor of the book A Postcolonial People: South Asians in Britain.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 8.46 × 5.43 × 1.02 inPublished:January 11, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ForewordEditors PrefaceAcknowledgementsPart I: Labour NarrativesLabour Narratives1. Roger Ballard: The Political Economy of Migration: Pakistan, Britain, and the Middle East2. Junaid Rana: Controlling Diaspora: Illegality, 9/11, and Pakistani Labor Migration3. Ali Nobil: The Myth of Arrival: Pakistanis in Italy4. Francis Watkins: 'God don't kill the traveller, grant their desire that their last breath be at home': An Analysis of Pakhtun Migrants' TalesPart II: Gendered Accounts5. Kaveri Harriss and Alison Shaw: Kinship Obligations, Gender and the Life Course: Re-Writing Migration from Pakistan to Britain6. Katharine Charsley: Risk and Ritual: The Protection of British Pakistani Women in Transnational Marriage7. Marta Bolognani: 'These girls want to get married as well': Normality, Double Deviance and Reintegration amongst British Pakistani Women8. Nadeem Malik: Religion, Gender and Identity Construction amongst Pakistanis in AustraliaPart III: Transforming Rituals9. Pnina Werbner: Chains of Migrants: Culture, Value and the Housing Market10. Cora Alexa Doving: Migration: Ritual Attrition or Increased Flexibility? A Case Study of Pakistani Funerals in Norway11. Sean McLoughlin: Contesting Muslim Pilgrimage: British-Pakistani Identities, Sacred Journeys to Makkah and Madinah, and the Global PostmodernismPart IV: Shifting Identities12. Munira Mirza: Multiculturalism, Religion and Identity13. Tahir Abbas: Multiculturalism, Islamaphobia and the City14. Waqas Butt: A Socio-economic and Cultural Perspective on Pakistanis in the Netherlands15. Aminah Mohammad Arif: Pakistanis in the United States: From Integration to Alienation?Notes on ContributorsBibliographyIndex