Social Capital, Educational Aspirations and Young Pakistani Muslim Men and Women in Bradford, West Yorkshire

Suruchi Thapar-Bjorkert, Gurchathen Singh Sanghera

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Abstract

Drawing on research with the Pakistani Muslim ‘community’ in inner-city Bradford, West Yorkshire, this paper critically engages with relevant debates on social capital and educational aspirations. It examines the processes and mechanisms in the accumulation of social capital within the family and the immediate community, to demonstrate how three sets of interpersonal relationships (parent-child, child–child and between co-ethnic peers) facilitate educational aspirations among a group that has traditionally been portrayed as under-achieving.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-264
JournalThe Sociological Review
Volume58
Issue number2
Early online date26 Apr 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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