"My Dad's Hindu, my Mum's side are Sikhs": Issues in Religious Identity

Nesbitt, Eleanor

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Abstract

This detailed ethnographic study of popular forms of religious belief and practice amongst east Punjabi migrants and their British-born offspring provides a richly illuminating insight into the complex character of the processes of religious construction which have begun to take place within Britain's rapidly maturing South Asian Ethnic colonies. As such this study offers a powerful antidote to idealized - and hence misleadingly essentialised - accounts of South Asian religions as free-standing, autonomous and internally homogeneous entities.

Document type: Article
Date: 2004
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 12 February 2009
Faculties / Institutes: Organisations / Associations / Foundations > Centre for Applied South Asian Studies (CASAS)
DDC-classification: Customs, etiquette, folklore
Controlled Subjects: Großbritannien, Pandschabi, Religiöse Identität
Uncontrolled Keywords: Einwanderer , Hinduismus , Sikhismus, Great Britain , Punjabi , Religious Identity , Immigrant , Hinduism , Sikhism
Subject (classification): Anthropology
Religion and Philosophy
Countries/Regions: other countries
Series: Subjects > CASAS Online Papers: Religion
Volume: 8