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Imagined multiple worlds: How South Asian women in Britain use family and friends to navigate the "border crossings" between household and societal contexts

Lindridge, Andrew M.; Hogg, Margaret K. and Shah, Mita (2004). Imagined multiple worlds: How South Asian women in Britain use family and friends to navigate the "border crossings" between household and societal contexts. Consumption, Markets and Culture, 7(3) pp. 211–239.

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Abstract

Our primary goal is to capture glimpses of “the imagined … multiple worlds” of young adult women in post-modern ethnic families, households and society. Drawing on a dialogical model of acculturation and diasporic identity, we show how young South Asian women in Britain use multiple identities across a variety of cultural settings to negotiate and navigate cultural and consumer behavioural borders. Using an ethno-consumerist framework for our research design, we provide a more nuanced understanding of the intersections between ethnicity, identity, self and consumption in families and peer friendship groups. These interactions reflect the individual’s co-existence and identity maintenance in two cultures.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2004 Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISSN: 1477-223X
Keywords: South Asians; identity negotiation; ethnicity; consumption
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Item ID: 6831
Depositing User: Andrew Lindridge
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2012 14:03
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/6831
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