Expatriate identities in postcolonial organizations: working whiteness


Leonard, Pauline (2010) Expatriate identities in postcolonial organizations: working whiteness, Aldershot, GB, Ashgate, 174pp. (Studies in Migration and Diaspora).

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Expatriate Identities in Postcolonial Organisations offers a timely and contemporary discussion of the role of organizations in maintaining or challenging structures and cultures based on racism and discrimination. It offers a key exploration of the relations between whiteness, identity and organization in migratory contexts.

It delves into the experiences of expatriates in Hong Kong and the ways in which new identities are constructed in the destinations of migration by exploring the renegotiation of white identities and racialized relationships, and the extent to which colonial imaginations still inform contemporary organizations.

By drawing on existing theoretical and empirical material on post-colonialism, identity-making, privileged migration, relocation, transnational work and organizations, this volume brings disparate discussions together in a new and accessible way. It will appeal to a range of sociology scholars as well as to those working in the fields of migration, gender studies, and cultural geography.


Contents: Introduction; Contextualizing whiteness and work; Researching white identities; Becoming a white expatriate; Organizing whiteness through organizational practice; Gender, work and expatriate life; Expatriate places and spaces; Returning home; Bibliography; Index.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 9780754673651 (hardback)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Sociology and Social Policy
ePrint ID: 80152
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:02
Publisher: Ashgate
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/80152

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