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South Asian Children and Adolescents in Britain

South Asian Children and Adolescents in Britain

Annie Lau

ISBN: 978-1-861-56127-5

Aug 1999

240 pages

Select type: Paperback


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Asian children in Britain today come from settled communities reflecting a diversity of ethnic and religious backgrounds. This book traces their ethnic origins and patterns of migration that result in the configurations found in Britain today. The belief systems that give shape and form to the traditional extended family structure are first explored by an exposition of the main religious faiths to be found in India and Pakistan, and their implications for individual and family life.



Section 1 Roots and Origins.

Chapter 1 Roots and origins: ethnicity and the traditional family - Rajkumar H Kathane.

Chapter 2 Traditional values and the family life cycle - Annie Lau.

Chapter 3 Families in transition - Ruma Bose.

Section 2 Main Religious Communities: Precepts, History and Practices in Britain Today.

Chapter 4 The Hindu, Jain and Buddhist communities; beliefs and practices - Kedar Nath Dwivedi and Konasale Prasad.

Chapter 5 The Muslim community: beliefs and practices - Ali El-Hadi.

Chapter 6 Religious beliefs and practices among Sikh families in Britain - Ramindar Singh.

Chapter 7 Jews, Christians and Parsis - Farrokh Vajifdar.

Section 3 Asian Children and British Institutions.

Chapter 8 Health needs of children from Asian ethnic minorities - Anne Sharma.

Chapter 9 Education issues - Dev Sharma.

Section 4 Children in Need.

Chapter 10 Similarities and differences: working respectfully with the Bangladeshi community - Haroon-Ur Rashid and Shila Rashid.

Chapter 11 Psychological problems in Asian children - Queenie Harris.

Chapter 12 Children and families involved in Children Act proceedings - Annie Lau and Anna Bond.