(Im)mobilities of Central and Eastern European female migrants in (in)hospitable territories

Rydzik, Agnieszka (2011) (Im)mobilities of Central and Eastern European female migrants in (in)hospitable territories. In: IV International Critical Tourism Studies Conference, 2-5 July 2011, Welsh Centre for Tourism Research, Cardiff.

Full text not available from this repository.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop contribution (Paper)
Item Status:Live Archive


Mobilities and immobilities are inscribed within the fluid and volatile lives of migrants. Continuous shifts and complex interconnections between spatial, occupational, educational (im)mobilities of migrants depend on various social, political, legal and economic factors as well as power relations influenced by gender, age, class and ethnicity, where the mobility of some highlights the immobility of others.

This paper gives insight into the multiple and interrelated mobilities as well as immobilities of female migrants employed in hospitality, and the role of the industry in facilitating or restricting these movements. Based on initial findings from an arts-based Participatory Action Research (PAR) project carried out with a group of Central and Eastern European (CEE) migrant women, the paper explores their interpretations (visual and oral), understandings and negotiations of their (im)mobilities. It argues that a more inclusive, participatory and creative approach towards researching female migrants’ hospitality employment experiences leads to a more holistic portrait of migrants’ complex trajectories as well as their relationship with hospitality. The paper also makes links between the mobilities paradigm, migration, gender and hospitality, and is situated within the emerging hopeful tourism scholarship paradigm.

Keywords:mobility, tourism employment, female migration
Subjects:L Social studies > L300 Sociology
N Business and Administrative studies > N800 Tourism, Transport and Travel
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:15933
Deposited On:05 Nov 2014 14:56

Repository Staff Only: item control page