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Pakistan and its diasporas. New volume edited by Marta Bolognani and Steve Lyon

18 April 2011

Contributors offer an in-depth look at the dynamics of cultural and political change in Pakistan and the Pakistani Diaspora. Moving past static viewpoints, this volume demonstrates the multidirectional nature of the flow of ideas and people that create the social landscape experienced by Pakistanis globally.

Pakistan and its Diaspora. Multidisciplinary Approaches.

Edited by Marta Bolognani and Stephen M. Lyon

Contributors offer an in-depth look at the dynamics of cultural and political change in Pakistan and the Pakistani Diaspora. Moving past static viewpoints, this volume demonstrates the multidirectional nature of the flow of ideas and people that create the social landscape experienced by Pakistanis globally.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction: 'Reflections and representations: Shifting gazes and the curse of truths', by Stephen Lyon and Marta Bolgonani
2. The Public Sphere:
2.1. 'Rang de Basanti in Pakistan? Elite student activism, the
emergence of a virtual globalised public sphere and the 2007
Emergency', by Marta Bolognani, Bristol University, UK
2.2 'Revisiting the UK Muslim Diasporic Public Sphere at a Time of
Terror: From local (benign) invisible spaces to seditious
conspiratorial spaces and national media dialogue', by Pnina Werbner, Keele
University, UK
3. Kashmir
3.1 'Across the fence: belongings and representations between Pakistan
and Kashmir', by Paul Rollier, SOAS, UK
3.2 'Kashmiris in Britain: a political project or a social reality?',
by Martin Sokefeld, Munich University, Germany, and Marta
Bolognani, Bristol University, UK
4. Religious leadership
4.1 'Changing Religious Leadership in Contemporary Pakistan: The Case
of the Red Mosque', by Amelie Blom, IISMM, Paris, France
4.2 'The religious formation and social roles of imams serving the
Pakistani Diaspora in the UK', by Philip Lewis, Bradford
University, UK
5. Women
5.1 'Pakistani women and education – the shifting patterns of
ethnicity and class', by Marie Lall, UCL, London, UK
5.2. '"I really couldn't think of being married, having a family with
nothing behind me": Empowerment, education and British Pakistani
women', by Jody Mellor, Bristol University, UK
6. Conclusion: 'Being Pakistani Beyond Europe and South Asia', by Marta Bolognani and Stephen Lyon

For more information and a promotional discount, see the book flyer (PDF, 361kB).

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