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Bartered bridegrooms

Transacting Muslim masculinities as colonial legacy

By Dr Suriyah Bi

Bartered bridegrooms
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  • ISBN: 9781526181329
  • Publish Date: Dec 2024
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-8132-9
    • Pages: 248
    • Price: £85.00
    • Published Date: December 2024

    Description

    In this eye-opening ethnography, we learn about the experiences of Muslim migrant husbands from Pakistan and Kashmir, who marry their British counterparts in the hope of marital and global social mobility bliss. For many, the parallel and intertwined migration and marital journeys do not pan out in the way they had hoped. Many experience precarity and vulnerability within the household and/or in employment, with some even being subjected to harrowing forms of domestic violence. Migrant husbands navigate an increasingly hostile British immigration system not only in public but also in private, at the hands of their wives and in-laws. The ethnography demonstrates how citizenship can be deployed as a performance of white power within single group identity, differentiated through colonial legacies of 'Britishness'.

    Reviews

    This fascinating book explores the ways in which Pakistani migrant husbands negotiate their masculinity in a situation in which they are doubly vulnerable, both as racialized migrant Muslims and as junior males inserted into patriarchal extended family households. The research is both cutting-edge and vital, with real-life implications for Muslim communities and for British society as a whole. A must-read for social scientists of gender, migration, Islam, and South Asia, as well as immigration experts in Europe and beyond.
    Marcia C. Inhorn, Yale University

    Contents

    Introduction
    1 Transnational masculinity: the making of patriarchal aspirations across borders
    2 Liminal masculinity: waithood, precarity and vulnerable migrant husbands
    3 Reasserting masculinity: 'Songs of Sorrow' as practices of resistance
    4 Spiritual masculinity: Sufi-scapes, Sabr, and religiosocial capital
    5 Decolonising Muslim men: gender, race, and colonialism
    Conclusion
    References

    Author

    Suriyah Bi is Lecturer in Human Geography and Qualitative Research Methods in the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol.

    Bartered bridegrooms

    By Dr Suriyah Bi

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