This study, which breaks new ground in urban research, is a comprehensive and definitive account of one of the many communities of South Asians to emerge throughout the Western industrial world since the Second World War - the British Pakistanis in Manchester. This book examines the cultural dimensions of immigrant entrepreneurship and the formation of an ethnic enclave community, and explores the structure and theory of urban ritual and its place within the immigrant gift economy.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 20 mm
'A major contribution to the literature on ethnic minorities in Britain.'MAN'...a wealth of data...and clarity of analysis...this book is a must. It is also important reading for those interested in the social organization and rituals of South Asian Islamic communitites.'Anthropos'Werbner's study makes a valuable and readable contribution to the comparative literature on gift-economies in 'capitalist commoditised' societies. Recommended for all serious collections in anthropology and sociology.'Choice'...one of the most exhaustive studies to date of a South Asian diaspora in Britain...'American Anthropologist'...a fascinating insight into an ethnic minority culture of Muslim origin.'Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations