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British Sikh Entrepreneurs: Social Mobility and Transformations Over Generations

Dhillon, Jaswinder and Thomas, N. (2018) British Sikh Entrepreneurs: Social Mobility and Transformations Over Generations. Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture, Theory, 14 (1). pp. 1-25. ISSN 1744-8727 Online: 1744-8735

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Abstract

We came with £3 in our pocket but with hard work and Waheguru’s kirpa [God’s blessing] we are now playing in millions [lakhan wich khailde haan] The above quote from an 81-year-old Sikh woman encapsulates the essence of the research reported in this article. The study focuses on factors that have contributed to the socio-economic success and relative upward social mobility of British Sikh families. The research develops an original methodology: bilingual-bicultural ethnography, to analyse and document the perspectives and experiences of three generations of Sikh families. The findings focus on family trajectories of Sikh entrepreneurs.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Sikhs, entrepreneurs, social mobility, family trajectories, ethnography
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Education
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Depositing User: Jaswinder Dhillon
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2017 10:29
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2018 09:55
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/6198

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