Kinship and Continuity is a vivid ethnographic account of the development of the Pakistani presence in Oxford, from after World War II to the present day. Alison Shaw addresses the dynamics of migration, patterns of residence and kinship, ideas about health and illness, and notions of political and religious authority, and discusses the transformations and continuities of the lives of British Pakistanis against the backdrop of rural Pakistan and local socio-economic changes. This is a fully updated, revised edition of the book first published in 1988.

chapter |12 pages


chapter 1|24 pages

From Pakistan to Britain

chapter 2|32 pages

The Process of Settlement

chapter 3|42 pages

Households and Family Relationships

chapter 4|26 pages

The Idiom of Caste

chapter 5|24 pages

Birādarī Solidarity and Cousin Marriage

chapter 6|34 pages

Honour and Shame: Gender and Generation

chapter 10|16 pages