Blurring the boundaries between academic and cultural production, this book
produces a new understanding of the world significance of South Asian culture in
multi-racist societies. One of the first sustained attempts to situate such
production within the study of race and identity, it uncovers the crucial role
that contemporary South Asian dance music has played in the formation of a new
urban cultural politics.
The book opens by positing new theoretical understandings of South Asian
cultural representation that move beyond essentialist ethnicity in the cultural
studies literature. Contributors narrate the formation of South Asian expressive
culture coming emerging from the highly charged context of UK Black politics.