Discrimination against credentials in Black bodies: counterstories of the characteristic labour market experiences of migrants in Ireland

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Title: Discrimination against credentials in Black bodies: counterstories of the characteristic labour market experiences of migrants in Ireland
Authors: Joseph, Ebun
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/10780
Date: 24-May-2019
Online since: 2019-06-10T14:09:00Z
Abstract: Black Africans across Europe who report higher levels of discrimination in employment encounter systemic resistance in their career pursuits. In this article, discrimination in the Irish labour market is creatively challenged by centring race, and juxtaposing the experiences of migrants of Black African descent against their White counterparts based on information from 32 semi-structured interviews of first generation migrants from Nigeria, Poland, and Spain. Five characteristic experiences identified by synthesising migrants’ interpretation of their journeys to paid employment are presented. The typologies in these trajectories reveal whiteness as a hidden resource that advantages Whites. It also illustrates the prevalence of an ascription of deficiency to Black workers and their credentials. These findings are presented through composite characters following critical race theory’s counter-storytelling.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal: British Journal of Guidance & Counselling
Copyright (published version): 2019 Taylor & Francis
Keywords: MigrationCross-cultural issuesInequalitiesLabour marketDiscrimination
DOI: 10.1080/03069885.2019.1620916
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Education Research Collection
Sociology Research Collection
Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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