Belonging: Transnationalism, Language and Identity

Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life book series (PSFL)


In this chapter, we examine a range of topics from several domains of our conceptual model of integration: transnationalism, language use, and national and religious identities. By bringing them together under the heading of ‘belonging’, we respond to the need to interrogate constructions of the politics of belonging and illustrate once more the associations and disjunctions that can exist between processes of integration in different domains and at different levels. Our data also analysis sheds light on a ‘paradox of integration’, in which British South Asian’s experiences of discrimination may lead them to question the meaning of Britishness, and in which perceived inequity of immigration regulations may play a role.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Sociology, Politics and International StudiesUniversity of BristolBristolUK
  2. 2.BristolUK
  3. 3.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Centre on Migration, Policy and SocietyUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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