07 November 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
This ethnographic research study concerns middle class British Pakistani women in Manchester, bringing to light ways in which they exploit their social class position to deal with prejudice and discrimination, as well as the contributions they make in creating a positive image of British-Pakistanis and Muslims. The focus of this study is also on ways of belonging. Belonging among these women is enacted through the performance of different identities that earns them power and status among friends and family. It is through a position of empowerment that they feel recognition and acceptance among a group they want to affiliate with.