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Chapter 28: The Essences of Multiculture: A Sensory Exploration of an Inner-City Street Market

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The Essences of Multiculture: A Sensory Exploration of an Inner-City Street Market
The essences of multiculture: A sensory exploration of an inner-city street market

Ali is a quiet man, a forty-five-year-old trader born in Pakistan, living in east London. He has worked in his open-fronted shop behind the green and white tarpaulins of a local street market for the last fifteen years. In many respects, Ali is an exemplary “assimilationist hero” (Keith 2005, p.82): the entrepreneur that embodies the local cultural practices and sensibilities of his new home. In the context of an east London street market, local culture looks, smells and tastes very different to that which appears in many accounts of interaction between migrant and host communities. While I interview him, Ali arranges ...

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