Author: Roxy Harris, King's College, University of London
Hardback: ISBN: 1403998949 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 45
The children and grandchildren of South Asian migrants to the UK are living out British identities which go largely unrecognized, as dominant voices both inside and outside their communities seek to foreground and hold in place alternative positionings of them as primarily Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims or Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis or Panjabi, Gujarati, Hindi, and Urdu speakers. This book emphasizes their everyday low-key Britishness, albeit a Britishness with new inflections. It is this sensibility that marks them as 'Brasians'.