Relationships among British South Asians
Analyzes if inter-community relationships among British South Asians are affected by the politics of their sub continent especially India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
# 147323 | 3,090 words | 9 sources | APA | 2009 |
Published on Mar 20, 2011 in Asian Studies (East Asian Cultures) , Ethnic Studies (European) , Political Science (Non-U.S.) , Sociology (Multiculturalism)
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This paper argues that the politics of sub continental Asia do continue to put forth significant pressure upon the nature and characteristics of community relations between British South Asians. The paper explains the meaning of inter-community and intra-community relations and the nature of communalism within British South Asian communities. The paper also stresses that the impact of protracted and concerted religious and ethnic differences has been translated negatively into the political realm and has been given a wholly British dimension.
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Sample of Sources Used:
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- Ali, N, Kalra, A.S, Sayyid, S (2008). A Post Colonial People: South Asians in Britain. Columbia: Columbia University.
- Glennerster, H (2007). British Social Policy: 1945 to the present. London: Wiley Blackwell.
- Great Britain (1971). Community Relations. London: Great Britain.
- Great Britain (2009). 'Life in the UK Test' Home Office [online], cited 07/04/2009, available at; http://www.lifeintheuktest.gov.uk/htmlsite/background_10.html.
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