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Transient working lives: migrant women's everyday politics in London's hospitality industry

Alberti, Gabriella 2011. Transient working lives: migrant women's everyday politics in London's hospitality industry. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.

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Abstract

By bringing together trans-nationalism and labour process studies my research develops an understanding of migrant labour that re-evaluates the social and political potential of migrants everyday relationships in, across and beyond their workplaces. It shows that, although increasing casualisation of employment limits workers organisational resources, growing diversity and mobility also prompts alternative modes of resistance to improve the lives of transient workers. The challenges this research poses for unions include overcoming the persisting masculine politics of organising models, expanding their coalitions beyond an industry-based strategy, and engaging directly with migrants communities to promote self-organising through alternative educational tools.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 18:00
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/54228

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