Identity Studies in the Social Sciences

Oriental Identities in Super-Diverse Britain

Young Vietnamese in London

Authors: Barber, T.

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Tamsin Barber addresses the experience of the British-born Vietnamese as an overlooked minority population in 'super-diverse' London, exploring the emergence of the pan-ethnic 'Oriental' category as a new form of collective consciousness and identity in Britain.

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Tamsin Barber is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Oxford Brookes University, UK.

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"At a time when Britain is increasingly ethnically diverse, and yet still riven by social divisions and modes of 'othering' and prejudice, Tamsin Barber's study of the British Vietnamese is highly timely and engaging. Through an engaging and controversial 'take' on Orientalism, this book makes an important contribution to scholarship on ethnic minority experience in Britain." - Prof. Miri Song, University of Kent, United Kingdom

"This book provides a much needed analysis of the experiences, understandings and social position of the British born Vietnamese as well as having a more international focus, filling in an innovative way a glaring gap in the literature. It is also an important and nuanced contribution to the area of migration and ethnic studies. It asks us to be mindful of the importance of gender and class and to the problems of culturalising minority groups, whilst at the same time paying attention to the ways in which the British born Vietnamese articulate and perform their social identities in multiple ways, in the context of diverse forms of exclusion and social participation. This book is essential reading for students, scholars and professionals who are concerned with how migrants and their descendants manage racialisation and disadvantage." - Prof. Floya Anthias, University of East London, United Kingdom

"Oriental Identities makes a valuable contribution to the fields of critical postcolonial studies and the sociology of immigration by detailing the everyday experiences of under-researched second-generation British-born Vietnamese. It is a vital resource for anyone trying to make sense of changing ethnic identities and race relations in the context of an increasingly diverse Britain." - Yen Le Espiritu, University of California, United States


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Oriental Identities in Super-Diverse Britain
Book Subtitle
Young Vietnamese in London
Authors
Series Title
Identity Studies in the Social Sciences
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-27519-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137275196
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-27518-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44606-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 263
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