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Class politics and migrants: collective action among new migrant workers in Britain

Per�, Davide

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DAVIDE PERO davide.pero@nottingham.ac.uk
Associate Professor



Abstract

This article addresses issues of class-based collective action. Through an ethnographic case study examining migrant workers’ political engagements, the article discusses the current relevance of class politics and the role that culture, identity and intersectionality seem to play in it. By focusing on the collective political practices observed among Latin American migrant workers in London, it seeks to contribute to the ‘new sociology of class’, an emerging strand within the discipline which has begun to explore the identity and cultural dimension of class. In particular, it aims to broaden the scope of this strand beyond the individual so as to include the collective and contentious dimension of class and to enhance its sensitivity to new migrants and to the ‘super-diverse’ nature of contemporary society.

Citation

Però, D. (2014). Class politics and migrants: collective action among new migrant workers in Britain. Sociology, 48(6), https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038514523519

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 1, 2013
Online Publication Date Mar 13, 2014
Publication Date Dec 1, 2014
Deposit Date May 16, 2018
Publicly Available Date May 16, 2018
Journal Sociology
Print ISSN 0038-0385
Electronic ISSN 1469-8684
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 48
Issue 6
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038514523519
Keywords class politics, collective action, culture, identity, intersectionality, Latin American migrants, social movements, trade unions
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/738837
Publisher URL http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0038038514523519

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