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The Asian Gang 9781859733141

The Asian Gang

Ethnicity, Identity, Masculinity

ISBN-10: 185973314X
ISBN-13: 9781859733141
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PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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In recent years the British mass media have ?discovered' a new and urgent social problem - the Asian ?gang'. Images of urban deprivation and ?the Underclass' have combined with fears of growing youth militancy and masculinities-in-crisis to position Asian, and especially Muslim, young men as the new folk devil. This reimagination of Asian young men has focused on violence, drug abuse and crime, set against a backdrop of cultural conflict, generational confusion and religious fundamentalism. The Asian ?gang', it seems, is the inevitable product of these social forces. But what is the reality? Based on three years' fieldwork with a group of Bangladeshi young men in inner-city London, this book attempts to explore the complex mythologies and realities of contemporary Asian youth experience. Taking the ?gang' as its starting point, the study examines the interaction of representation and reality, ethnicity and masculinity in a textured, in-depth and personal perspective that challenges traditional views on Asian communities and identities.

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CATEGORY: Social Science
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