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The Politics of Intersectionality

Intersectionality, Class and Migration

Narratives of Iranian Women Migrants in the U.K.

Authors: Fathi, Mastoureh

  • Features rare scholarship that studies case studies of Iranian migrants under the lens of social class
  • Analyzes class in a novel variety of different contexts, including gender, ethnicity, place and belonging
  • Based on empirical research of oft-overlooked migrant groups: women working as doctors, academics, and other traditionally esteemed professions
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About this book

This book offers critical analysis of everyday narratives of Iranian middle class migrants who use their social class and careers to "fit in" with British society.  Based on a series of interviews and participant observations with two cohorts of "privileged" Iranian migrant women working as doctors, dentists and academics in Britain—groups that are usually absent from studies around migration, marginality and intersectionality—the book applies narrative analysis and intersectionality to critically analyse social class in relation to gender, ethnicity, places and sense of belonging in Britain. As concepts such as "Nation," "Migrant," "Native," "Other," "Security," and "Border" have populated public and policy discourse, it is vital to explore migrants’ experiences and perceptions of the society in which they live, to answer deceptively simple questions such as ​"What does class mean?" and "How is class translated in the lives of migrants?"

About the authors

Mastoureh Fathi is Lecturer in Sociology at Bournemouth University, UK. She has published on the topics of belonging, gender, education and social class among migrants. She is a narrative researcher with an interest in Muslim migrants, and their everyday experiences of life in Western countries. Her current research looks at the intersection of religion, gender and parenting.  

Reviews

This book fills an important gap in intersectionality studies and stratification studies, providing a nuanced intersectional analysis of the experiences, understandings and social position of Iranian women doctors in the UK, with a much needed focus on the importance of the role of class subjectivities and performativities. It advances understandings of social location and social hierarchy in both empirical and theoretical ways and is an important contribution to the burgeoning area of applying a gendered and intersectional lens within research in migration and ethnic studies. This book is essential reading for students, scholars, and professionals who are concerned with the complexity of othering processes and how they are dealt with by subjects and particularly how racialisation, class, and gender can operate in multiple and contradictory ways. Floya Anthias, Professor of Sociology and Social Justice (Emeritus), University of Roehampton University, UK

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eBook £53.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-52530-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £68.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52529-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intersectionality, Class and Migration
Book Subtitle
Narratives of Iranian Women Migrants in the U.K.
Authors
Series Title
The Politics of Intersectionality
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52530-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52530-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52529-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 193
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