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ERIC Number: EJ1063950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Complicating the Entrepreneurial Self: Professional Chinese Immigrant Women Negotiating Occupations in Canada
Shan, Hongxia
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v13 n2 p177-193 2015
A core mode of governance in the era of neoliberalism is through the production of "entrepreneurial self". This paper explores how the "entrepreneurial self" is produced for 21 Chinese immigrant women in Canada. The women displayed extraordinary entrepreneurialism by investing in Canadian education. Becoming entrepreneurial, however, is more than an individualised "choice". It is imbricated with the ideology of meritocracy cultivated in China, the "credential and certificate regime" in Canada, and the gendered expectations in the host labour market and at home. Given the ideological confluence, and the material conditions the women lived, a feminized and racialized labour is reproduced.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; China