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Race and Privilege in Integration: Occupations, White Privilege, and Gender

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Abstract

Race and privilege in integration focuses on the ways in which the white privilege is reproduced through migration, and how this privilege, as a form of capital, is converted into other forms of capital that eventually benefit its bearers in terms of their socioeconomic position. The inclusion of non-(typically) Western and non-English-speaking participants in this study reveals to us the extent to which English is associated with images of whiteness and its connotations with the ‘global’ that represent an important aspiration of contemporary Japan. At the same time, this chapter focuses on the difficulties in everyday lives of those who do not fit into such images and emphasizes that the experience of whiteness is not a homogenous one through a discussion of gendered outcomes of migration.

Keywords

Foreign Language Japanese Woman Cultural Capital English Language Proficiency High Education Sector 
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyDoshisha UniversityKyotoJapan

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