Considine, Craig

Islam, race, and pluralism in the Pakistani diaspora / Craig Considine - New York, NY : Routledge, c2018. - xiv, 203 p. ; 25 cm. - Studies in migration and diaspora .

Pakistanis "here" and Pakistanis "there" -- Theorising Pakphobia -- "Terrorism" and the "immigration problem" -- Cross-cultural navigators and Desh Pardesh -- The "good Muslim"/"bad Muslim" dichotomy -- New Pakistani ethnicities -- Why civic values and pluralism matter -- Dousing Pakphobia.

"This book explores the Pakistani diaspora in a transatlantic context, enquiring into the ways in which young first- and second-generation Pakistani Muslim and non-Muslim men resist hegemonic identity narratives and respond to their marginalised conditions. Drawing on rich documentary, ethnographic and interview material gathered in Boston and Dublin, Islam, Race, and Pluralism in the Pakistani Diaspora introduces the term ‘Pakphobia’, a dividing line that is set up to define the places that are safe and to distinguish ‘us’ and ‘them’ in a Pakistani diasporic context. With a multiple case study design, which accounts for the heterogeneity of Pakistani populations, the author explores the language of fear and how this fear has given rise to a ‘politics of fear’ whose aim is to distract and divide communities. A rich, cross-national study of one of the largest minority groups in the US and Western Europe, this book will appeal to sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, and geographers with interests in race and ethnicity, migration and diasporic communities."--Provided by publisher.

9781138207226 9781315462776


Pakistani diaspora
Muslims--Non-Islamic countries

909.04914122 CO IS

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