chapter  9
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IDENTITY, NATION AND RELIGION

In the previous chapter I introduced a number of young educated Bangladeshis who live in an area of London which dramatically reveals the disjunctures of the global cultural economy. Here I want to examine further their responses to other questions in the survey which invited them to explore different social and cultural identities and the ways in which these identities might be connected. Through a description of their varied responses we can both deepen our understanding of how people’s perceptions relate to the general discussion of globalization developed within this volume and challenge the lingering influence of traditional sociological assumptions concerning the relationship between individual perceptions and group solidarities.