South Asian Families

Ballard, Roger

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The presentation of a brief and generalized account of the major features of family organization in South Asian settlements in Britain poses many problems. Although lifestyles within such groups may seem quite distinctive to outsiders, there is a great deal of internal differentiation. migrants have come from different parts of the sub-continent, and they and their children have adopted a range of strategic responses to their new social and economic environment. Yet despite these diversities, it is possible to identify a number of underlying structural continuities which run across the whole population category. The central aim of this chapter is to establish and illuminate the basic patterns and principles of family organization which are characteristic of virtually every community of Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin in Britain.

Document type: Article
Date: 1982
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2009 17:03
Faculties / Institutes: Organisations / Associations / Foundations > Centre for Applied South Asian Studies (CASAS)
DDC-classification: Social sciences
Controlled Keywords: Großbritannien, Südasiaten, Familienstruktur
Uncontrolled Keywords: Einwandererfamilie , Soziales Netzwerk, Great Britain , South Asians , Family Structure , Social Network
Subject (classification): Sociology
Countries/Regions: other countries
Series: Themen > CASAS Online Papers: Families, Kinship and the Dynamics of Transnational Networks
Volume: 7