publication . Thesis . 2015

A black feminist exploration of the cultural experiences and identities of academically ‘successful’ British South-Asian girls

Ludhra, Geeta;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Brunel University London
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This thesis was submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and was awarded by Brunel University London This study draws on a black feminist theoretical perspective, to develop an understanding of the cultural identities and experiences of twelve, academically 'successful', British South-Asian girls. The girls are aged between 16-18 years, and from Hindu, Sikh and Muslim religious backgrounds, selected across two West London secondary schools. A narrative interview approach is used to explore how these girls configure and invest in 'culture' and their cultural identities, during a critical stage in their academic lives before entering university. A series o...
Subjects
free text keywords: Adolescent girls, Narrative, Secondary school, Religion, Culture
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