The Sikh Diaspora in Vancouver

The Sikh Diaspora in Vancouver

Three Generations Amid Tradition, Modernity, and Multiculturalism

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"Canadian Sikh have been great changes in their communities, which are primarily concentrated in larger urban centres, especially Vancouver and the British Columbia Lower Mainland. In The Sikh Diaspora in Vancouver, Kamala Elizabeth Nayar illustrates the transition of Sikh social culture as it moves from small Punjabi villages to a Canadian metropolis." "The result of an analysis of the beliefs and attitudes among three generations of the Sikh community, the book highlights differences and tensions with regard to familial relations, child rearing, and religion. In exploring these tensions, Nayar focuses particularly on the younger generation, and underlines the role of Sikh youth as a catalyst for change within the community. She also examines the Sikh community as it functions and interacts with mainstream Canadian society in the light of modernity and multiculturalism, exploring the change, or lack thereof, in attitudes about the functioning of the community, the role of multicultural organizations and the media, continuity in traditional customs, modifications in behaviour patterns, and changes in values."--Jacket.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©2004.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 276 pages)


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