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Family, Religion and Identity Experiences in the Pakistani Diaspora: A Case Study of Young Pakistani Men in Dublin & Boston

This presentation provided an overview of data collected during an exploratory case study based in qualitative research regarding the lived experiences of Pakistani men between the ages of 18 and 35 living in Dublin and Boston. I offered a theoretical backdrop on diaspora theory and its related concepts, a general introduction to Pakistanis, the origins of the ‘Pakistani community’ in both cities, a methodological approach to studying Pakistanis, and a rationale for undertaking this research. This presentation also presented findings from the fieldwork which included the following topics; the importance of cultural capital in the migration process, intergenerational conflicts regarding marriage arrangements and alcohol consumption, intercultural and intracultural interactions, and finally senses of belonging and identity formation in light of Irish and American culture. It was presented on the morning of March 19th, 2014 as part of a seminar series for the Department of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin. The presentation can be viewed on my Prezi account here:

Family, Religion and Identity in the Pakistani Diaspora: A Case Study of Young Pakistani Men in Dublin and Boston

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