Proletarianization, professionalization, and Caribbean immigrant nurses

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Abstract

The impact health care restructuring has had on the work lives of visible minority women is examined. Five women from different areas of the Caribbean who had trained in Britain and sought employment in Canada between 1950-1971 were interviewed. The experiences of these immigrant nurses were analyzed. How professionalization and proletarianization, common themes within nursing, fail to include minority women within its discourse; and how these processes affect Caribbean immigrant nurses in ways that reinforce class and race biases in sex-segmented occupations are examined.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Woman Studies
Volume18
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1998

Keywords

  • CLASSISM
  • DISCRIMINATION
  • EMPLOYMENT (Economic theory)
  • FEMALE-intensive occupations
  • HEALTH care reform
  • WOMEN immigrants
  • INTERVIEWS
  • MINORITY women
  • NURSES
  • NURSING -- Study & teaching
  • NURSING -- History
  • ORAL history
  • PROFESSIONALIZATION
  • NURSING
  • RACISM
  • WOMEN -- Social conditions
  • CANADA

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