Iraqi Assyrian Christians in London, the Construction of Ethnicity

Author: Al-Rasheed, Madawi
Year:1998
Pages:260
ISBN:0-7734-8251-2
978-0-7734-8251-7
Price:199.95
Based on an in-depth study of one of the oldest Middle Eastern immigrant communities in London, the Assyrians are a minority within the London Iraqi minority and such represent an interesting case of an ethnic group trying construct their difference in the host society. This volume examines previous literature on ethnicity and its revival, challenging established perceptions of the concept. Assyrian ethnicity is a process which involves the production of narratives defining themselves as people and a set of strategies enforcing this definition.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
Preface, Illustrations, Introduction
1. An Arab Anthropologist among Assyrians in London
2. From Religious Millet to Nation
3. Chain Migration and Assyrian Adaptation
4. Narratives of Peoplehood
5. The Texts of Ethnic History
6. Asyrian Ethnicity: Structure and Situation
7. Assyrians and the Diaspora
Conclusions, Notes, Bibliography, Index