Sociology, migration and work: Immigrant "communities" and work representation: The consequences of immigrants' work and employment on their participation in five immigrant work associations in Athens


The doctoral thesis centers on the repercussions low prestige work has on the collective organization and representation of immigrants. This micro-sociological analysis focuses on the cases of Egyptian, Albanian, Bangladeshi, Palestinian and Philippine immigrants in Athens and how their labour framework affects their participation in the immigrant work associations Union of Egyptian Workers in Greece, El Rapta’, ‘Work Association of Albanian Immigrants in Greece’, ‘Bangladeshi Immigrant Workers’ Union of Greece’, ‘Union of Palestinian Workers in Greece’ and ‘Union of Solidarity of Filipino Workers in Greece, KASAPI-Hellas’ as well as in Greek trade unions. From the in-depth interviews, the majority of immigrants appear not to claim established workers’ rights and not to seek membership in any unions. On the contrary, they rely on a network of friends and relatives for support and they develop individual behaviours and alternative solutions to achieve survival and protection.
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Κοινωνιολογία, μετανάστευση και εργασία: "Κοινότητες" μεταναστών και εργασιακή αντιπροσώπευση: Οι επιπτώσεις της εργασίας και της απασχόλησης των μεταναστών στη συμμετοχή τους σε πέντε εργασιακούς συλλόγους μεταναστών στην Αθήνα
Φούσκας, Θεόδωρος
Degree Grantor
Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences
Committee members
Σακελλαρόπουλος Θεόδωρος
Ρομπόλης Σάββας
Μαγγανάς Αντώνης
Ψημμένος Ιορδάνης
Τσοτσορός Ευστάθιος
Οικονόμου Χαράλαμπος
Σπυριδάκης Εμμανουήλ
Social Sciences
Work, Low status; Immigrant work associations; Representation; Immigrants; Communities; Decollectivization; Participation; Trade unions; Egypt; Albania; Bangladesh; Palestine; Philippines; Nigeria
893 σ., im.