Self-Employment Activities of Women and Minorities

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November 2007



The discussion on new forms of non-privileged self-employment of women and minorities is usually divided into separate discourses on women's opportunities on the one hand and ethnic business on the other. The focus in the discussion about the special resources of migrant entrepreneurship has been above all on the assumed collective traditions of ethnic business and not on the individual emancipative resources of the self-employed. This book has brought the two discourses together. While women and migrants are most vulnerable to social exclusion on the labour market, at the same time they are subjects of unrecognized resources for self-employment that have to be taken into account under the special conditions of social citizenship policies in the European Union.


Social exclusion and self-employment in European societies:An introduction - Socio-economic contexts of self-employment - Arenas of policy making - Clientelism and family spirit. Some notes on - Gendered professional strategies in self employment - Pontian newcomers in Greece u.a.In cooperation with Aleksandra Alund, Floya Anthias, Feiwel Kupferberg, Gabriella Lazaridis, Maria Liapi, Skevos Papaioannou, Walter Privitera


:Dr. Ursula Apitzsch is Professor of Sociology and Political Science at J.W. Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main.Dr. Maria Kontos is researcher at the Frankfurt Institute of Social Research.
EAN: 9783810034489
ISBN: 3810034487
Untertitel: Their Success or Failure in Relation to Social Citizenship Policies. 2008. Auflage. Bibliographie. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VS Verlag für Sozialw.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2007
Seitenanzahl: 220 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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