This volume moves beyond a perspective of migrants’ exclusion and inclusion as solely a product of migration processes. It contextualizes migration in the larger transformations of the local, national and transnational labour markets and relations that point to the ongoing precarization of working lives.
These processes of inclusion are methodologically approached through exclusion at macro, micro and meso levels. This positions the ethnographically documented experiences of immigrant labourers in the challenges of contemporary labour and migratory regimes, and traces new forms of collective response and contestation emerging in these reconfiguring contexts.
Section II. Spectrum of Migrants’ Inclusion and Exclusion
II.2. Non-EU Migrant Workers in For-profit Elderly Care Facilities in London: Capital’s Use of Multiple Borders for the Extension of its Own Frontiers
II.4. ‘Once you see that it can be otherwise, then you expect something else’: The Labour Experience of Polish Migrant Returnees From the UK
Section III. Collective Perspectives on Inclusion and Exclusion
III.2. The Social Articulation of the Crisis and Political Mobilisation in Spain: Some Reflections on the Shortcomings of the New Social Movements.
III.3. Obstacles Before Struggles: Freedom of Movement and the Conditioning of Collective Response
III.4. Precariousness in Unlikely Places: The Role of High-skilled Migrant Worker Networks in Resisting and Reproducing Precarity
Round Table Debate: Is Collective Response from a Mobile Workforce Possible? In Search of New Analytical Paradigms
Paul Stewart is a Professor of Sociology of Work and Employment at the Department of Human Resource Management, University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He is also a Coordinator of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network ‘ChangingEmployment.’