484.3 Resources, forms of capital and gender: Transnational mobility and mobilisation

Friday, August 3, 2012: 11:07 AM
Faculty of Economics, TBA
Oral Presentation
Floya ANTHIAS , Social Sciences, Roehampton University , London, United Kingdom
This paper looks at how migrant women mobilise resources to deal with disadvantages and exclusions in the labour market and vis a vis state practices and policies. It examines forms of mobilisation of resources and cultural and social capital drawing on a comparative study of female migrants in Europe. The paper assesses the ways in which the practices and strategies of women ask us to rethink some of the ways in which cultural and social resources are theorised in relation to debates on cultural and social capital, and the importance of a transnational and intersectional lens  for theorising social stratification and inequality.