Mobility, migration and hospitality employment: voices of Central and Eastern European women

Rydzik, Agnieszka and Pritchard, Annette and Morgan , Nigel and Sedgley, Diane (2012) Mobility, migration and hospitality employment: voices of Central and Eastern European women. Hospitality & Society, 2 (2). pp. 137-157. ISSN 2042-7913

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Mobility, migration and hospitality employment: Voices of Central and Eastern European women
This article reports the findings of an arts-based participatory action research project into the experiences of Central and Eastern European female migrants working in the hospitality sector in the United Kingdom. It critically explores the participants’ negotiations of their multiple, intersecting mobilities and immobilities, and reveals how their employment in hospitality both encourages and restricts these mobilities. The article is situated within the unfolding hopeful tourism scholarship perspective and argues that its inclusive and participatory approach provides considerable insight into these migrant workers’ complex and often under-appreciated trajectories. The article concludes that the arts-based participatory methodology deployed in this research uniquely allows these highly mobile and at the same time immobilized hospitality workers to self-represent themselves and to maintain ownership of their stories.

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This article reports the findings of an arts-based participatory action research project into the experiences of Central and Eastern European female migrants working in the hospitality sector in the United Kingdom. It critically explores the participants’ negotiations of their multiple, intersecting mobilities and immobilities, and reveals how their employment in hospitality both encourages and restricts these mobilities. The article is situated within the unfolding hopeful tourism scholarship perspective and argues that its inclusive and participatory approach provides considerable insight into these migrant workers’ complex and often under-appreciated trajectories. The article concludes that the arts-based participatory methodology deployed in this research uniquely allows these highly mobile and at the same time immobilized hospitality workers to self-represent themselves and to maintain ownership of their stories.

Additional Information:This article reports the findings of an arts-based participatory action research project into the experiences of Central and Eastern European female migrants working in the hospitality sector in the United Kingdom. It critically explores the participants’ negotiations of their multiple, intersecting mobilities and immobilities, and reveals how their employment in hospitality both encourages and restricts these mobilities. The article is situated within the unfolding hopeful tourism scholarship perspective and argues that its inclusive and participatory approach provides considerable insight into these migrant workers’ complex and often under-appreciated trajectories. The article concludes that the arts-based participatory methodology deployed in this research uniquely allows these highly mobile and at the same time immobilized hospitality workers to self-represent themselves and to maintain ownership of their stories.
Keywords:Migrants, hospitality employment, labour mobility, female employees, participatory methodology, visual methods
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N840 International Tourism
N Business and Administrative studies > N830 UK Tourism
L Social studies > L320 Gender studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Law School
ID Code:7432
Deposited On:06 Feb 2013 20:51

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