Negotiating employability: migrant capitals and networking strategies for Zimbabwean highly skilled migrants in the UK

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Author: Thondhlana, Juliet; Madziva, Roda; McGrath, Simon


In this paper, [the authors] focus on highly skilled migration from Zimbabwe to the UK, exploring these migrants' social capital sources/structures and content. In doing so, [the authors] pay attention to routes of migration and how they shape migrants' networking capabilities and patterns. [The authors] further take a Bourdieusian perspective and explore the intersection between social capital and cultural capital in the process of migrants' negotiation of employment opportunities, giving closer attention to how the distinctive habitus associated with being highly skilled migrants from...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Migration; Culture and society; Employment

Keywords: Skilled migration; Migrants; Social capital; Employability

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe; Africa; Zimbabwe

Published: [Chichester, England]: John Wiley and Sons, 2016

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Journal title: Sociological review

ISSN: 1467-954X (online), 0038-0261

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 124.1037

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