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Dreams, questions, struggles [electronic resource] : South Asian women in Britain / Amrit Wilson.

By: Wilson, Amrit, 1941-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; Ann Arbor, MI : Pluto, 2006Description: 1 online resource (x, 190 p.).ISBN: 9781849641326 (electronic bk.); 1849641323 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): South Asians -- Great Britain -- Social conditions | South Asians -- Great Britain -- Social life and customs | Women -- Great Britain -- Social conditions | Great Britain -- Ethnic relations | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Women's Studies | S�udasiatin | Gro�britannien | Geschichte 1999-2006Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Dreams, questions, struggles.DDC classification: 305.488914041 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The new 'good woman' : reconstructing patriarchal control. Where 'belonging to ... ' comes from ; Encounters with colonial and global capital ; Controlling women's sexuality ; The hijab--'brimming with politics' ; Reconstructing feminity ; Women working for patriarchy ; Mothers and violence ; Sexual abuse and patriarchy -- A thing of beauty and a boy forever--changing masculinities. From workers to worshippers--Sikhs and male identity ; The warrior guru ; Azad Kashmiris and transnational biradaris ; New Islamic groups and approaches ; Luton's club scene ; Gujaratis and the creation of a 'civilised' Hindu culture ; Masculinity, femininity and right-wing Hindu groups in Britain ; Discourses of Hindutva and the diaspora ; The Gujarat massacres : responses from Britain -- 'Mercy and wisdom of a government'? Race, culture and immigration control. Multiculturalism--reshaping culture in the interests of control ; Immigration, gender and 'credible witnesses' ; The two-year rule ; 'No recourse to public funds' ; The forced marriage intitiative--confronting South Asian patriarchy? ; Colonial counterparts of the forced marriage initiative ; Do only 'British' women need human rights? ; Giving women 'choice'? ; Honour crimes and multicultural constructions -- Making a spectacle of oneself--South Asian weddings in Britain. Bollywood and Europe mingle in the market ; The bride as spectacle or bahu as icon ; The bride's 'big day' ; The rise and rise of the cost of weddings ; The escalation of dowries--factors specific to Punjab ; The escalation of dowries--factors specific to Gujarat ; Demands from the groom's family ; Life after the wedding -- Psychiatry, violence and mental distress. When psychiatry colludes with patriarchy ; Rehab, respite, race and gender ; Self-harm and suicide ; An 'up and coming health authority' ; What is 'normal' for a man?
Contesting (mis)representations. Racism--a thing of the past? ; East is East ; A few messages from Bollywood ; Charismatic fathers -- Still fighting for justice--low-paid workers in a global market. Global workers ; Care homes--legitimising exploitation ; Sweatshops and Asian women's struggles : continuities and changes ; The restructuring of British industry : Smethwick as a microcosm ; Strikes in the service sector ; A comparision of two strikes ; Key strategies of the two strikes ; Attitudes of the trade union leadership ; The new 'era of partnership' -- Dreams, questions and struggles--reflections on a movement. Some early experiences of organising as Asian women ; Asian women's refuges, funding and the state ; 'Supporting people' policies ; Racism and the fragmentation of services ; Feminism is needed more than ever.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-183) and index.

The new 'good woman' : reconstructing patriarchal control. Where 'belonging to ... ' comes from ; Encounters with colonial and global capital ; Controlling women's sexuality ; The hijab--'brimming with politics' ; Reconstructing feminity ; Women working for patriarchy ; Mothers and violence ; Sexual abuse and patriarchy -- A thing of beauty and a boy forever--changing masculinities. From workers to worshippers--Sikhs and male identity ; The warrior guru ; Azad Kashmiris and transnational biradaris ; New Islamic groups and approaches ; Luton's club scene ; Gujaratis and the creation of a 'civilised' Hindu culture ; Masculinity, femininity and right-wing Hindu groups in Britain ; Discourses of Hindutva and the diaspora ; The Gujarat massacres : responses from Britain -- 'Mercy and wisdom of a government'? Race, culture and immigration control. Multiculturalism--reshaping culture in the interests of control ; Immigration, gender and 'credible witnesses' ; The two-year rule ; 'No recourse to public funds' ; The forced marriage intitiative--confronting South Asian patriarchy? ; Colonial counterparts of the forced marriage initiative ; Do only 'British' women need human rights? ; Giving women 'choice'? ; Honour crimes and multicultural constructions -- Making a spectacle of oneself--South Asian weddings in Britain. Bollywood and Europe mingle in the market ; The bride as spectacle or bahu as icon ; The bride's 'big day' ; The rise and rise of the cost of weddings ; The escalation of dowries--factors specific to Punjab ; The escalation of dowries--factors specific to Gujarat ; Demands from the groom's family ; Life after the wedding -- Psychiatry, violence and mental distress. When psychiatry colludes with patriarchy ; Rehab, respite, race and gender ; Self-harm and suicide ; An 'up and coming health authority' ; What is 'normal' for a man?

Contesting (mis)representations. Racism--a thing of the past? ; East is East ; A few messages from Bollywood ; Charismatic fathers -- Still fighting for justice--low-paid workers in a global market. Global workers ; Care homes--legitimising exploitation ; Sweatshops and Asian women's struggles : continuities and changes ; The restructuring of British industry : Smethwick as a microcosm ; Strikes in the service sector ; A comparision of two strikes ; Key strategies of the two strikes ; Attitudes of the trade union leadership ; The new 'era of partnership' -- Dreams, questions and struggles--reflections on a movement. Some early experiences of organising as Asian women ; Asian women's refuges, funding and the state ; 'Supporting people' policies ; Racism and the fragmentation of services ; Feminism is needed more than ever.

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