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A emerging scourge to England’s social peace and multiculturalism, the English Defence League (EDL) has violently protested opposed to Islam seeing that its inception.
In the superbly daring Angry White People, Hsiao-Hung Pai follows a gaggle of people who received stuck up within the wave of far-right highway pursuits that all started in 2009. Pai investigated the increase of the EDL and different extremist corporations, falling in with a number of in their individuals and gazing their daily lives.
Delving deep into 5 lives during this marginalized element of England’s white operating category via examine and interviews, Pai uncovers whatever surprising—their xenophobic ideologies usually are not an aberration in smooth English society, yet really an ever-present side that's always reproduced, rejuvenated, and mainstreamed through the media and political powers.
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During a visit to Pakistan in the summer of 2008 I came across an example of religious remittances from the UK to Pakistan. Travelling along a road in a small village in Sensa in the district of Kotli in Kashmir, I came across women wearing burquas,6 not traditionally associated with Kashmir. They were carrying bags of rice, and as they went further ahead, they put down their bags of rice, took off the face coverings. My driver told me that the shop gave away free rice to women who wore the burqua and men who grew beards, and that they also gave away free literature on ‘real Islam’.
So now, when a son in Pakistan marries a family member in the UK, he often migrates to live with or near the bride’s family (Charsley, 2006). Property is held in common, and resources pooled. Migrants often feel obligations towards family members left back in Pakistan, and this has aided the phenomenon of cousin marriages, whereby children in the UK are married to close family members in Pakistan thus enabling the wider family to share in the economic gain made from migration as well as to retain family ties (Shaw, 1988; Shaw, 2000).
For the children of firstgeneration migrants, family and kinship networks were an important 48 British Muslim Politics source of friendship. As extended families and biraderis settled in similar inner-city terraced houses in the industrial cities of the UK – sometimes with two or three families in one house – many peers and friends at school could be close kin: there could be many ‘cousin brothers’ and ‘cousin sisters’ at school, terms not familiar in the UK context. ’ But in the biraderi network, everyone was a cousin brother, even if they were not actually related as brothers or cousins.
Angry White People: Coming Face-to-Face with the British Far Right by Hsiao-Hung Pai