Becoming Arab in London : Performativity and the Undoing of Identity
Looking at everyday spaces, encounters and discourses, the book explores the lives of young people and the ways in which they achieve 'Arab-ness'. It uncovers stories of growing up in London, the social codes at Shisha cafes and the sexual politics and ethnic self-portraits which are present in British-Arab men and women.
Drawing on the work of Judith Butler, Becoming Arab in London reveals the need to move away from the notion of identity and towards a performative reading of race, gender and class. What emerges is an innovative contribution to the study of diaspora and difference in contemporary Britain.
- Hardback | 272 pages
- 135 x 215 x 22.86mm | 453.59g
- 15 Feb 2015
- PLUTO PRESS
- London, United Kingdom
Other books in this series
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20 Jun 2001
Table of contents
1. Critical Junctures in the Making of Arab London
2. Learning to be Arab: Growing Up in London
3. Going For Shisha: Doing Ethnicity, Gender & Class
4. Dancing Class: Choreographing Arabness in London
5. Reclaiming the Orient Through the Diasporic Gaze
6. Performativity and The Undoing of Identity.
About Ramy M. K Aly