Transnationalism, social capital and gender – young Pakistani Muslim women in Bradford, UK

Gurchathen Singh Sanghera, Suruchi Thapar-Bjorkert

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Abstract

This article considers the relationship between transnationalism and social capital amongst young Pakistani Muslim women in Bradford, West Yorkshire. The central aim of the article is to explore how second generation Pakistani Muslim women accrue faith based social capital to negotiate and resist transnational gendered expectations, norms and practices. In particular, they use faith-based social capital that is transnationally informed: to challenge the patriarchal expectations and norms of their families; to gain access to higher/further education and thereby improve their life opportunities; and to resist growing anti-Muslim sentiment. This paper draws on qualitative research (in-depth interviews) conducted in Bradford
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-100
JournalMigration Letters
Volume14
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Bradford
  • Gender
  • Muslim
  • Social capital
  • Transnationalism

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