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Navigating the Everyday as Middle-Class British-Pakistani Women

Ethnicity, Identity and Belonging

Authors: Mirza, Noreen

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  • Explores how middle-class British-Pakistani women navigate life in Britain differently from their counterparts in the working class
  • Interrogates the intersection of race, class, religion, and gender from an ethnographic perspective
  • Sheds light on how aspirations and interested are governed by social class position, and how socio-economic mobility can define the meaning and experience of being British-Pakistani
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This ethnographic study of middle-class British-Pakistani women in Manchester explores the sense of belonging they create through recognition and social status. Belonging in these communities is enacted through the performance of different identities—class, ethnicity, nationality, generation, age, religion, and gender—that earn them social power and status among family and friends. To prove they are “model migrants,” worthy of respect and recognition, these women perform various and intersecting identities to maximize status and social capital in diverse situations. Far from being passive victims of racial, religious, or cultural discrimination, middle-class British-Pakistani women challenge prejudice against Muslims and British-Pakistanis through certain practices, objects, performances, and relationships, serving as ambassadors for their religious and ethnic identity through their conduct and interaction with others in daily life.

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Noreen Mirza received her PhD in Social Anthropology from University of Manchester, UK, in 2017, where she is currently a teaching assistant in the School of Social Sciences and at the Alliance Manchester Business School.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Navigating the Everyday as Middle-Class British-Pakistani Women
Book Subtitle
Ethnicity, Identity and Belonging
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-49312-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-49312-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-49311-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 239
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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