Intersectionality, Class and Migration

Narratives of Iranian Women Migrants in the U.K.

  • Mastoureh Fathi

Part of the The Politics of Intersectionality book series (POLI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Mastoureh Fathi
    Pages 21-47
  3. Mastoureh Fathi
    Pages 49-80
  4. Mastoureh Fathi
    Pages 81-96
  5. Mastoureh Fathi
    Pages 97-125
  6. Mastoureh Fathi
    Pages 127-144
  7. Mastoureh Fathi
    Pages 145-168
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 183-193

About this book


This book offers critical analysis of everyday narratives of Iranian middle class migrants who use their social class and careers to "fit in" with British society.  Based on a series of interviews and participant observations with two cohorts of "privileged" Iranian migrant women working as doctors, dentists and academics in Britain—groups that are usually absent from studies around migration, marginality and intersectionality—the book applies narrative analysis and intersectionality to critically analyse social class in relation to gender, ethnicity, places and sense of belonging in Britain. As concepts such as "Nation," "Migrant," "Native," "Other," "Security," and "Border" have populated public and policy discourse, it is vital to explore migrants’ experiences and perceptions of the society in which they live, to answer deceptively simple questions such as ​"What does class mean?" and "How is class translated in the lives of migrants?"


Iran Migrants Skilled Labor Belonging Nation Migrant Native Other Assimilation Class Intersectionality Gender Iran Britain Brexit Security

Authors and affiliations

  • Mastoureh Fathi
    • 1
  1. 1.School of LawRoyal Holloway University of LondonEghamUK

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