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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.

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Published date: June 2010
Organisations: Sociology & Social Policy


Local EPrints ID: 80152
ISBN: 9780754673651
PURE UUID: 0d8911b3-8fdb-421d-8944-4ac139f35828
ORCID for Pauline Leonard: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 24 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:14

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