Becoming Arab in London: Performativity and the Undoing of Identity

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This is the first ethnographic exploration of gender, race and class amongst British born or raised Arabs in London. It takes a critical look at the idea of 'Arab-ness' and the ways in which their ethnicities are created and expressed in the city. Looking at everyday spaces, encounters and discourses, the book explores the lives of young people and the ways in which they achieve 'Arab-ness'. It uncovers stories of growing up in London, the social codes at Shisha cafes and the sexual politics and ethnic self-portraits which ...

Becoming Arab in London: Performativity and the Undoing of Identity 2015, Pluto Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780745333588

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Becoming Arab in London: Performativity and the Undoing of Identity 2015, Pluto Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780745333595

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