Item description for Kinship and Continuity: Pakistani Families in Britain by Alison Shaw...
Kinship and Continuity is a vivid ethnographic account of the development of the Pakistani presence in Oxford, from after WWII to the present day. Alison Shaw addresses the dynamics of migration, patterns of residence and kinship, ideas about health and illness, and notions of political and religious authority, and discusses the continuities and transformations of the lives of British Pakistanis against the backdrop of rural Pakistan and local socio-economic changes. This is a fully updated, revised edition of the book first published in 1988. This substantially extended account assesses current trends in employment, marriage patterns, and the position of women, and presents previously unpublished material on attitudes to health and illness. New insights are offered on the controversial topic of arranged marriage, and on religious disputes. Kinship and Continuity concludes by drawing out the implications for more general questions of race relations, ethnicity, and citizenship in modern Bri
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 8.75" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2000
ISBN 9058230767 ISBN13 9789058230768
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More About Alison Shaw
Alison Shaw is a fine-art and editorial photographer who lives and works on Martha's Vineyard, which has provided the inspiration and subject matter for much of her color and black-and-white photography. Over 5000 of her original fine art prints are in public and private collections. Alison's work appears regularly in Yankee Magazine, Martha's Vineyard Magazine and Cape Cod Life.
Alison Shaw currently resides in Oak Bluffs. Alison Shaw was born in 1957.