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The Resource Making critical sense of immigrant experience : a case study of Hong Kong Chinese in Canada, Rosalie K.S. Hilde (Thompson Rivers University), (electronic book)

Making critical sense of immigrant experience : a case study of Hong Kong Chinese in Canada, Rosalie K.S. Hilde (Thompson Rivers University), (electronic book)

Label
Making critical sense of immigrant experience : a case study of Hong Kong Chinese in Canada
Title
Making critical sense of immigrant experience
Title remainder
a case study of Hong Kong Chinese in Canada
Statement of responsibility
Rosalie K.S. Hilde (Thompson Rivers University)
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book showcases a critical sensemaking (CSM) study of how professional immigrants from Hong Kong to Canada make sense of their workplace experiences, and what this can tell us about why a substantial number leave in their first year in Canada. An analysis of the interviews demonstrates that immigrants' identities are grounded by contextual sensemaking elements. Data show that informants have accepted unchallenged assumptions: (1) that the government is providing help for them to "get in" the workplace; and (2) that the ethnic service organizations are offering positive guidance to their workplace opportunities. At the organizational level, a master discourse emphasizing integration has mediated immigrants' struggles. Within these frustrations, many have internalized a hidden discourse of inadequate or deficient selves and adopted a sacrificial position to maintain a positive sense of identity. The study concludes that a critical sensemaking approach allows greater insights into immigration processes than realist surveys, which tend to impose a pre-packaged sense of the immigrant experience. Through critical sensemaking, readers are encouraged to rethink the current role of ethnic service organizations in the immigration system
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Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Dewey number
971.004951
Index
index present
LC call number
F1035.C5
LC item number
M35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Hilde, Rosalie K. S.
Series statement
Critical management studies,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese
  • Immigrants
  • Diversity in the workplace
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • Canada
Label
Making critical sense of immigrant experience : a case study of Hong Kong Chinese in Canada, Rosalie K.S. Hilde (Thompson Rivers University), (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelims -- Introduction and outline -- Deconstructing immigrant identity work -- Methodological approach -- Research design -- Capturing the discursive elements of the formative context retrospectively -- Searching for plausible cues and institutional rules: the politics of normality -- Agency and identity labels: the picro-processes of resistance -- Unpacking workplace inequality -- Epilogue -- References -- Unstructured interview questions -- Summary of informants -- About the volume editor -- Index
Control code
9781787436626
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 160 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781787436626
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Making critical sense of immigrant experience : a case study of Hong Kong Chinese in Canada, Rosalie K.S. Hilde (Thompson Rivers University), (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelims -- Introduction and outline -- Deconstructing immigrant identity work -- Methodological approach -- Research design -- Capturing the discursive elements of the formative context retrospectively -- Searching for plausible cues and institutional rules: the politics of normality -- Agency and identity labels: the picro-processes of resistance -- Unpacking workplace inequality -- Epilogue -- References -- Unstructured interview questions -- Summary of informants -- About the volume editor -- Index
Control code
9781787436626
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 160 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781787436626
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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