ECONOMIES OF DESIGN
The salwaar kameez was originally worn by people living in the northern sub-continent, northern India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, but subsequently evolved in ways that mirrored the experiences of a vast South-Asian diaspora. By the mid-nineties, the suit had arrived as an emblem of global chic, worn by the rich and famous around the world.
Laurie Taylor discusses with Professor Parminder Bhachu how British-Asian women built fashion businesses based on the craft skills and migrant experiences of their mothers and grandmothers and are now succeeding in areas traditionally dominated by men.
CRIMINAL POLICY TRANSFER
Today criminals increasingly operate across national boundaries and so apparently do ideas of criminal justice. Laurie Taylor considers the claim that crime control policies here and in the United States are converging.
He talks to the criminologist, Professor Tim Newburn whose new study focuses on the ways in which UK strategy has been inspired or informed by America’s experience and examines the extent to which imported ideas such as zero tolerance policing have actually been implemented. His findings suggest an interesting contrast in rhetoric and practise.
Professor Parminder Bhachu
Professor of Sociology at Clark University, Massachussetts USA
Dangerous Designs: Asian Women Fashion the Diaspora Economies
Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd
Enterprising Women: Ethnicity, Economy and Gender Relations
Sallie Westwood (Editor), Parminder Bhachu (Editor)
Routledge ISBN 0415006864
Immigration and Entrepreneurship: Culture, Capital, and Ethnic Networks
Ivan Light (Editor), Parminder Bhachu (Editor)
Professor Tim Newburn
Professor of Criminology and Social Policy and Director of the Mannheim Centre for the Study of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the London School of Economics
Criminal Justice and Political Cultures: National and international dimensions of crime control
Edited by Tim Newburn and Richard Sparks
ISBN 1 84392 054 9
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