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Family, Citizenship and Islam: The changing experiences of migrant women ageing in London / Nilufar Ahmed

Swansea University Author: Ahmed, Nilufar

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A longitudinal, intersectional study of migrant women, this book examines the lives of first generation Bangladeshi migrants to the UK, considering the dynamic relationship between people and place. Shedding new light on a migrant population about which little is known, the author explores the exper...

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ISBN: 9781472466198
Published: Aldershot Ashgate 2016
Online Access: http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472466198
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa24918
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Abstract: A longitudinal, intersectional study of migrant women, this book examines the lives of first generation Bangladeshi migrants to the UK, considering the dynamic relationship between people and place. Shedding new light on a migrant population about which little is known, the author explores the experiences of women who left rural homes to live in London, speaking no English, with no experience of local customs and having to adjust to what would now be dramatically shrunken family sizes, within which they would act as bearers of culture and tradition.Based on research spanning a decade Family, Citizenship and Islam draws on qualitative interviews with over 100 women and examines questions of identity, belonging, citizenship and Britishness, religion, ageing, care, and the family. With attention to the fluidity of the experiences of the first generation of migration women, the book offers an alternative to much ethnographic research, which often offers only a ‘snapshot’ of a particular minority or migrant group as fixed and preserved in time.As such, Family, Citizenship and Islam will appeal to scholars of sociology, geography and anthropology with interests in migration and diaspora, citizenship, gender, religion, family and the lifecourse, and the ways in which these different aspects of a person’s life come together to shape lived experience.
Keywords: Family, Islam, Religion, Ethnicity, Gender, Ageing, Place
College: College of Human and Health Sciences