Applying Bourdieu’s capital-field-habitus framework to migrant careers: Taking stock and adding a transnational perspective

Joy, Simy, Game, Annilee M. and Toshniwal, Ishita G. (2020) Applying Bourdieu’s capital-field-habitus framework to migrant careers: Taking stock and adding a transnational perspective. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 31 (20). pp. 2541-2564. ISSN 0958-5192

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Abstract

HRM and Migration scholars increasingly employ Bourdieu’s concepts of capitals, fields and habitus to explain the interrelationships between migrant careers and context. Both literatures employ a Bourdieusean framework to examine devaluation of migrant capitals in host nations and migrant responses to such devaluation. However, their explanations are based on different assumptions of context. HRM literature regards migrants as confined to the host nation context, whereas Migration literature places them in a transnational context, spanning both originating and host nations. In this conceptual paper, we argue for integrating transnational perspectives into HRM literature to offer a more accurate portrayal of contemporary migrant lives, and to capture greater nuance in migrant career experiences. We seek to expand the conceptual lexicon to support new conceptualisations of transnational context, and to explore how locating a Bourdieusean framework in transnational contexts enhances its ability to explain migrant career experiences.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: migrant careers,bourdieu,capital,field,habitus,transnationalism
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2018 16:30
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2022 18:39
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/66865
DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2018.1454490

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