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Humanising migrant women’s work / Nigel, Morgan

Annals of Tourism Research, Volume: 64, Pages: 13 - 23

Swansea University Author: Nigel, Morgan

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Abstract

Female migrants make an important contribution to the global tourism industry yet their employment experiences and histories are poorly understood. This paper draws on a phenomenological position to explore the life-world and ten-year employment trajectory of one highly skilled Polish immigrant to t...

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Published in: Annals of Tourism Research
ISSN: 0160-7383
Published: Elsevier BV 2017
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa32686
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Abstract: Female migrants make an important contribution to the global tourism industry yet their employment experiences and histories are poorly understood. This paper draws on a phenomenological position to explore the life-world and ten-year employment trajectory of one highly skilled Polish immigrant to the UK as told through her own voice and artwork. It challenges prevailing de-personalised and gender-blind accounts of tourism migrant workers, and demonstrates the methodological potential of one-voice research to humanise the female migrant experience, document long-term employment trajectories and foreground complex working lives. The paper provides nuanced understanding of intersectional gendered and ethnic marginalisation in the labour market and explores the ways in which employment creates spaces for both oppression and self-determination for precarious workers.
Keywords: Women; migration; gender; precarious work; one-voice research; tourism labour.
College: School of Management
Start Page: 13
End Page: 23