Workplace problems among Kurdish workers in London: experiences of an invisible community and the role of community organisations as support networks

Holgate, Jane, Keles, Janroj, Pollert, Anna and Kumarappen, Leena (2012) Workplace problems among Kurdish workers in London: experiences of an invisible community and the role of community organisations as support networks. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 38 (4). pp. 595-612. ISSN 1369-183X

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Abstract

Little is known about the experiences of Kurdish workers in the UK and even less about how they attempt to resolve any difficulties or problems that arise at work. In part, this is due to academic oversight, but it is also because Kurdish workers are difficult to identify from statistical data and thus understanding of their labour market position is largely based on anecdotal information. The paper explores these workplace experiences, highlighting the complex relationship between employment, identity, community organisation and exile politics and how these intersect and affect the behaviour of Kurdish workers. The paper draws upon 61 interviews with workers from a variety of employment backgrounds to explore the experiences of workers from this ‘invisible’ community.

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Research Areas: A. > Business School
Item ID: 11995
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Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2013 15:27
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URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/11995

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