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The Resource Contesting culture : discourses of identity in multi-ethnic London, Gerd Baumann

Contesting culture : discourses of identity in multi-ethnic London, Gerd Baumann

Label
Contesting culture : discourses of identity in multi-ethnic London
Title
Contesting culture
Title remainder
discourses of identity in multi-ethnic London
Statement of responsibility
Gerd Baumann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a vivid ethnographic account of an aspect of contemporary British life, and a challenge to the conventional discourse of community studies
Cataloging source
DLC
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1953-
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Baumann, Gerd
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology
Series volume
100
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnicity
  • Ethnic neighborhoods
  • Community life
  • Multiculturalism
  • Southall (London, England)
  • Southall (London, England)
Label
Contesting culture : discourses of identity in multi-ethnic London, Gerd Baumann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: the process of research -- 2. The argument: identifying a dominant discourse. The reification of culture. The discourse of 'community' on the basis of ethnicity. The dominant discourse in Britain. Presentation of the data -- 3. A shared Southall culture? 'Town': a cultivated space. Ethnic distinctions, economic commonalities. Some local history: migration and the 'white backlash', community building and 'the Southall Riots'. Local politics as community competition -- 4. The dominant discourse applied: 'self-evident' communities of culture. On Sikhs: the 'majority community'. On Hindus: cultural cachet. On Muslims: marginalized as a community. On Afro-Caribbeans: community across island cultures. On Whites: Irish without community, English without culture? On youth: culture consciousness among children -- 5. The dominant discourse denied: community as creation, culture as process. Sikhs and the creation of caste communities
Control code
ocm32856771
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 215 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780521554824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Contesting culture : discourses of identity in multi-ethnic London, Gerd Baumann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: the process of research -- 2. The argument: identifying a dominant discourse. The reification of culture. The discourse of 'community' on the basis of ethnicity. The dominant discourse in Britain. Presentation of the data -- 3. A shared Southall culture? 'Town': a cultivated space. Ethnic distinctions, economic commonalities. Some local history: migration and the 'white backlash', community building and 'the Southall Riots'. Local politics as community competition -- 4. The dominant discourse applied: 'self-evident' communities of culture. On Sikhs: the 'majority community'. On Hindus: cultural cachet. On Muslims: marginalized as a community. On Afro-Caribbeans: community across island cultures. On Whites: Irish without community, English without culture? On youth: culture consciousness among children -- 5. The dominant discourse denied: community as creation, culture as process. Sikhs and the creation of caste communities
Control code
ocm32856771
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 215 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780521554824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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