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Culture shock on Southall Broadway: re-thinking ‘second generation’ return through ‘geographies of Punjabiness’

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This paper explores geographies of Punjabiness within Britain in order to engage critically with recent literature on diasporic return. I begin by drawing attention to the established geographies of Punjabi settlement in Britain, as illustrated by the Thandi coach route maps. This paper considers the significance of these inter-connected hubs of Punjabiness for the multiple identities of the ‘second generation’. I examine life history interviews with ‘second generation’ Punjabis who grew u...

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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Anthropology
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European Commission Seventh Framework Research Programme More from this funder
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Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
South Asian Diaspora Journal website
Pages:
17
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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EISSN:
1943-8184
ISSN:
1943-8192
URN:
uuid:4771af1e-a81f-45ba-9fab-fb9d1f40383c
Local pid:
ora:8663

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