Labour market integration experiences of immigrant women from Sub-Saharan Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Tastsoglou, Evangelia
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.coverage.spatial Africa, Sub-Saharan
dc.creator Topen, Amanda
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:57Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:57Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.other HD6057.5 C22 H38 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22372
dc.description vii, 165 leaves : map ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description 'Submitted in partial fulfilment for the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Joint Women's Studies Programme at Saint Mary's University, Mount Saint Vincent University.'
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 156-165).
dc.description.abstract This thesis utilizes an integrative analysis of gender, race and class to understand and explain the labour market integration experiences of women from sub-Saharan Africa in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The research moves from macro, to meso and micro considerations. Colonialism and the effects of current forces of globalization, as well as the particular historical racialization processes in Nova Scotia, provide a socio-historical backdrop to the lived experiences of the migration and settlement processes of sixteen women from Sub-Saharan Africa in Halifax. The study highlights the interface of work, family and community. The argument is made that systematic discrimination, rooted in both gendered norms and racialization (past and present), contribute to employers' devaluation of foreign educational credentials and international work experience and contribute to practices that marginalize immigrant women from Sub-Saharan Africa in the labour market. Nonetheless, these women as active agents have challenged and resisted such experiences. The study offers a number of suggestions to overcome the barriers immigrant women in general, and those from sub-Saharan Africa in particular, face in the Canadian labour market.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University : Mount Saint Vincent University
dc.subject.lcc HD6057.5.C22
dc.subject.lcsh Women immigrants -- Employment -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax
dc.subject.lcsh Women, Black -- Employment -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax
dc.subject.lcsh Labor market -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax
dc.subject.lcsh Discrimination in employment -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax
dc.subject.lcsh Women, Black -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax -- Social conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Women, Black -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax -- Economic conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Emigration and immigration
dc.title Labour market integration experiences of immigrant women from Sub-Saharan Africa
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Women's Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Women's Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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