Burnley's Asian Community Analytical Essay by Neatwriter

Burnley's Asian Community
An in-depth discussion of the experiences of Burnley's Asian community.
# 61529 | 6,584 words | 36 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Oct 11, 2005 in History (Asian) , History (British) , English (Analysis) , Asian Studies (General)

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This paper presents a comprehensive picture and overview of the antecedents and history of the community in Burnley, United Kingdom, from its early history of Asian migration to this area. The paper examines the driving force behind the riots, claiming them to be the culmination and inevitable outcome in many ways of the experience of the Asian community in the area over a long period of time. The paper contends that the riots were the expression of a social and cultural situation which had been developing over many years. The paper highlights that the conflict that ensued revealed many of the fault lines and problems that had been developing in the area over many years and reflected dimensions of the overall experience of the Asian people in the region. Therefore, the riots in Burnley and other northern mill towns can be seen and analyzed in terms of the overall experience of the Asian communities in that region.

Table of Contents
Introduction and Overview
Historical and Social Background
The Burnley and the Daneshouse Area
Kinship Ties
The Riots and their Causes

From the Paper:

"This was the situation before the advent of the phenomenon of globalization. With the growth of the market and the progression of industrialization by the 1960's the mills began to invest in new technologies to maximize profit and to enlarge the market. These technologies were operated on a twenty-four hour basis and introduced the night-shift into the working structure of the region. This resulted in the use of Pakistani and Bangladeshi labor which was used particularly for the long working hours that these new technologies demanded. "The night-shifts, which were unpopular with the existing workforce, soon became the domain of the Pakistani and Bangladeshi workers who were now settling in the mill towns." (ibid) However, with the development of new technological methods of cotton production the need for intensive labor was reduced. This resulted in an imbalance in the region where the Asian labor force was not needed as much as in the past. With the advent of outside labor and globalization labor could be obtained at a much cheaper rate elsewhere. This was the essence of the problem from an economic point of view that was to eventually result in the riots in Burnley."

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