The Asian Gang
Ethnicity, Identity, Masculinity
By (author) Claire Alexander
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Asian Gang by Claire Alexander
Book DescriptionIn 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859733196
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Claire Alexander
Claire Alexander Lecturer in Sociology,London School of Economics
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