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Orientation towards 'clerical work': Institutional ethnographic study of immigrant women's experiences and employment-related services 1 edition

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Hongxia Shan

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Orientation towards 'clerical work': Institutional ethnographic study of immigrant women's experiences and employment-related services.

Published 2005 .
Written in English.

About the Book

Despite their educational and professional backgrounds, many highly educated Chinese immigrant women in Toronto decided to enter or re-enter the host labour market at the clerical level. Engaged in this problematic, I probe into the social processes regulating women's choice of clerical work as a 'natural'. The first social process involves the women's perception of their language proficiency, skill levels and suitable occupations in Canada, which is formed and transformed at the converging force of their gendered division of family responsibilities and their gendered and racialized experiences in the host labour market. The second social process pertains to the institutional practices of training and employment services that the women stumbled into. I argue that the service organization is dismissive of gender and racial issues facing immigrant women and contributes to channeling immigrant women to the clerical sector, reinforcing the gendered and racialized segmentation of the labour market.

Edition Notes

Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-01, page: 0036.

Thesis (M.A.)--University of Toronto, 2005.

Electronic version licensed for access by U. of T. users.

ROBARTS MICROTEXT copy on microfiche.

The Physical Object

Pagination
101 leaves.
Number of pages
101

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL19215512M
ISBN 10
0494024410

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