In the name of of Allah the Merciful

Education, Aspiration and Upward Social Mobility: Working Class British Women

Aqsa Saeed, 3030822605, 978-3030822606, 9783030822606, B09TNL1C2M, 978-3-030-82261-3, 978-3-030-82260-6

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English | 2022 | PDF

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This book explores the career aspirations, achievements and consequent social mobility of a group of British Pakistani women. It uses Bourdieu’s concept of cultural capital to analyse how these women, living in a segregated Pakistani community located in a deprived northern town in the UK with poor employment opportunities, acquired the resources to pursue further and higher education, obtain qualifications and enter professional careers. The author discusses and analyses how cultural capital features in homes, schools and workplaces, as well as how the women navigate and modify intersecting gender, ethnic and class identities in order to create specific career trajectories. Illuminating the rich intersections of biography, history and society, the author captures important qualitative data which acts as a microcosm for contemporary discussions on social mobility, multiculturalism, Muslim communities, race, and gender in Britain.