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Discontinuous intersections: second-generation immigrant girls in transition from school to work

Farris, Sara R. and de Jong, Sara (2014). Discontinuous intersections: second-generation immigrant girls in transition from school to work. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 37(9) pp. 1505–1525.

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Abstract

This article provides a theoretical framework for analysing discrimination against second-generation immigrant girls in education and the labour market by proposing an intersectional approach. Drawing upon selected elements of the findings of our Neskak Gora Project - a qualitative research conducted between 2009 and 2011 in Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK and funded by the EC Daphne III Programme - we show that the intersection of class, gender and ‘race’/ethnicity, which is at play at the structural, institutional and discursive levels of systems of intersectional discrimination, works in variable ways. While gendered educational structures seem partly to benefit female immigrant youth at school, gendered disadvantages are experienced particularly in the transition to the labour market. This highlights the necessary acknowledgement of the ‘discontinuity’ of axes of inequality that are manifested in different ways, according to specific contexts, institutional settings and moments of the individual’s life cycle.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0141-9870
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Neskak GoraNot SetEC (Europear Commission) Daphne III Programme
Keywords: Second generation immigrants; intersectionality; gender, race and class discrimination; education; labour market; inequalities
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 46095
Depositing User: Sara de Jong
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2016 12:17
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 19:26
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/46095
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