Class politics and migrants: collective action among new migrant workers in Britain

Però, Davide (2014) Class politics and migrants: collective action among new migrant workers in Britain. Sociology, 48 (6). pp. 1156-1172. ISSN 1469-8684

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This article addresses issues of class-based collective action. Through an ethnographic case study examining migrant workers’ political engagements, the article discusses the current relevance of class politics and the role that culture, identity and intersectionality seem to play in it. By focusing on the collective political practices observed among Latin American migrant workers in London, it seeks to contribute to the ‘new sociology of class’, an emerging strand within the discipline which has begun to explore the identity and cultural dimension of class. In particular, it aims to broaden the scope of this strand beyond the individual so as to include the collective and contentious dimension of class and to enhance its sensitivity to new migrants and to the ‘super-diverse’ nature of contemporary society.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: class politics, collective action, culture, identity, intersectionality, Latin American migrants, social movements, trade unions
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > Nottingham University Business School
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Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 16 May 2018 10:34
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 16:56

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