SARC Event: Chronic Illness in a Pakistani Labour Diaspora

Convener: Maryam Aslany (Wolfson College, Oxford)

Speaker: Kaveri Qureshi (The University of Edinburgh) 

Synopsis: The book documents the epidemic of chronic illness that afflicts Pakistanis in Britain. Drawing on fieldwork carried out over a decade, it shows how the structures of race and class into which post-war immigrants were incorporated upon their arrival in Britain left a legacy of untimely and unjust chronic illness that has persisted and become even more entrenched over time and generations. 

Open to all.