Making Diaspora in a Global City: South Asian Youth Cultures in London.pdf
The exciting diasporic sounds of the London Asian urban music scene are a cross-section of the various genres of urban music that include bhangra "remix," R&B and hip hop styles, as well as dubstep and other "urban" sample-oriented electronic music. This book brings together a unique analysis of urban underground music cultures in exploring just how members of this "scene" take up space in "upper-diverse" London. It provides a fresh perspective on the creativity of British South Asian youth culture, and makes a significant sociological intervention into this area by bringing the focus back onto urgent issues of "race" ethnicity alongside class and gender within youth cultural studies.
Helen Kim is an LSE Fellow in Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
1. Introduction 2. Asian Youth, Cultures and Problems 3. Doing Research on the Desi Music Scene 4. Who Are You Calling Radical? The Cultural Politics of the Asian Scene 5. Diasporic Dealings: Constructing a Desi Identity in the UK 6. Bombay Bronx and the Production of Asian Coolness 7. Kandy Night and the Regulation of Gender, Ethnicity and Sexuality 4. Conclusion