Immigrants’ Pathways to the Income Elite in Germany
SAGE Journals » Sociology
by Matthias Collischon, Anja Wunder, Florian Zimmermann
2d ago
Sociology, Ahead of Print. Owing to their high political and social impact, studying elites is a growing strand of scholarship in sociology. In this research note, we investigate immigrants’ pathways into the income elite, that is, the top 1% of Germany’s income distribution. Using data from the German Microcensus from 2009 to 2018 covering more than three million observations, we examine the prevalence of immigrants in the elite and immigrants’ pathways to access the elite, that is, education, self-employment, country-of-origin effects and integration. Our results show that immigrants are und ..read more
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What Haunts Intersex Studies?
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by Peter Hegarty, David A Griffiths, Marta Prandelli, Annette Smith
1w ago
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Protecting National Sovereignty: The ‘Australian Model’ and the Exclusion of Asylum Seekers
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by Catherine Ann Martin
1w ago
Sociology, Ahead of Print. Increasingly, the ‘Australian model’ of offshore detention is promoted to restrict asylum seeker migration and preserve national sovereignty. This article analyses metaphor usage within press coverage of immigration to examine the origins of this discourse. Focusing on two high points of asylum seeker arrivals (2001–2002, 2012–2013), I demonstrate how negative metaphor use constructed asylum seekers as racialized, illegitimate, illegal Others, who breached Australian sovereignty. I argue that this was a response to a crisis of settler-colonial legitimacy, exacerbated ..read more
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The Fate of Being a ‘Distressed Asset’: Insights into Women Returners’ Experiences in the UK
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by Cécile Guillaume, Gill Kirton, Carole Elliott
1w ago
Sociology, Ahead of Print. Building on studies looking into how professionals encounter stigma and negotiate their work lives, this article fills a gap in extant sociological literature on gender and professional work by providing original qualitative data on professional women’s supported re-entry-to-work experiences. Examining the development of returner programmes in the UK, we investigate the supportive factors in the mitigation of stigma threats associated with the returner status, including organisational support and individual stigma-management strategies. We examine how these social pr ..read more
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Structures of Consumption and Professional Identity: An Analysis of the French Household Budget Survey
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by Karina Pavlisa
1M ago
Sociology, Ahead of Print. As conventional class categories hide too much pertinent information, there is a growing body of work on lifestyles and consumption patterns of more detailed occupational groups that seeks to distinguish the underlying social structures. While research in Bourdieusian class analysis focuses on class practices, limited attention is paid to agents’ strategic interests. Using French household expenditure data, this article explores the structures of consumption, instrumental for professional advancement, within the ‘service class’. The article provides conclusive eviden ..read more
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Appearance and Social Inequalities: Physical Attractiveness as a Part of Occupation-Congruent Appearance
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by Outi Sarpila, Aki Koivula, Iida Kukkonen
1M ago
Sociology, Ahead of Print. Appearance-based inequalities are gaining increasing interest in sociology. This article is the first to systematically examine the extent to which attractiveness is linked to culturally shared ideas of representatives of different occupations. We conceptualise these cultural expectations as ‘occupation-congruent appearance’. To understand the gendered dynamics between attractiveness and looking ‘congruent’, we analyse large-scale photograph data representing a heterogeneous group of different occupations (n = 1411), including population-level ratings on those photog ..read more
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Book Review: TJ Billard, Voices for Transgender Equality: Making Change in the Networked Public Sphere
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by Robin Skyer
1M ago
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Parents’ Industrial Sectors and Fields of Study: Five Decades of Evidence from an Elite Regional University in China
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by Emma Zang, Yining Milly Yang, James Z Lee
1M ago
Sociology, Ahead of Print. How family background affects students’ fields of study across different historical periods in China is not well studied. Post 1949, China explicitly prioritized specific industrial sectors when allocating resources, creating an especially strong reason to expect that the industrial sector in which a parent was employed might strongly influence a child’s educational outcomes and career aspirations. Using data from the school registration records of 51,801 students who entered an elite regional university from 1952 through 2002, this study is the first to examine the ..read more
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Guilt and Beyond: A Class Cultural Analysis of Evolving Emotional Responses to Maternal Foodwork
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by Irmak Karademir Hazır
2M ago
Sociology, Ahead of Print. Based on a longitudinal and ethnographic study, this research examines how women experience the emotional aspects of their maternal foodwork in England across social classes. Maternal foodwork is linked to guilt and anxiety due to intense gendered and class-related ideals of proper feeding within the context of responsibilising discourses. This article contributes to the literature by introducing a temporal perspective, exploring how emotions beyond anxiety transform as caregiving arrangements evolve over time. It reveals that middle-class mothers adopt a downscaling ..read more
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Outside and Inside the Arena of Othering: Notions of ‘Intensive Mothering’ Revealed through Post-Abortion Narratives
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by Dorinda ’t Hart
2M ago
Sociology, Ahead of Print. This article explores the reproduction of the practice of ‘intensive mothering’ as theorised by Sharon Hays via the theoretical lens of Othering. Examining 20 post-abortion narratives that were shared by women living in Perth (Western Australia), I interrogate the Othering practice that distinguishes those who practise intensive mothering and those who cannot or do not, creating a line of division between the ‘good mother’ and the ‘bad mother’. While Othering tends to be examined uni-directionally, along clear boundary lines such as ethnicity and gender, I utilise th ..read more
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