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The willingness to migrate in search of employment is in itself insufficient to compel anyone to move. The dynamics of labour mobility are heavily influenced by the opportunities perceived and the imaginaries held by both employers and regulating authorities in relation to migrant labour. This volume offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the structures and imaginaries underlying various forms of mobility. Based on research conducted in different geographical contexts, including the European Union, Turkey, and South Africa, and tackling the experiences and aspirations of migrants from various parts of the globe, the chapters comprised in this volume analyse labour-related mobilities from two distinct yet intertwined vantage points: the role of structures and regimes of mobility on the one hand, and aspirations as well as migrant imaginaries on the other. Migration at Work thus aims to draw cross-contextual parallels by addressing the role played by opportunities in mobilising people, how structures enable, sustain, and change different forms of mobility, and how imaginaries fuel labour migration and vice versa. In doing so, this volume also aims to tackle the interrelationships between imaginaries driving migration and shaping “regimes of mobility”, as well as how the former play out in different contexts, shaping internal and cross-border migration. Based on empirical research in various fields, this collection provides valuable scholarship and evidence on current processes of migration and mobility. Contributors: Iratxe Aristegui (University of Deusto), Deniz Berfin Ayaydin (CEMESO), Maria Luisa Di Martino (University of Deusto), Iraklis Dimitriadis (University of Milan), Russell King (University of Sussex / Malmö University), Aija Lulle (University of Louborough), Concepción Maiztegui-Oñate (University of Deusto), Faith Mkwananzi (University of the Free State), Christine Moderbacher (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology), Alice Ncube (University of the Free State), Noel B. Salazar (KU Leuven), Fiona-Katharina Seiger (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Joana de Sousa Ribeiro (University of Coimbra), Mirjam Wajsberg (Radboud University), Johan Wets (KU Leuven) Ebook available in Open Access. This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright
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  1. In Memoriam Christiane Timmerman
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  1. Table of contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. Introduction
  2. Fiona-Katharina Seiger, Noel B. Salazar and Johan Wets
  3. pp. 11-22
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  1. PART I. Projects, structures and regimes of labour mobility
  1. Temporary Labour Migrants from Latvia Negotiate Return Trips for Care: Distributing Resources Across Borders
  2. Aija Lulle
  3. pp. 25-42
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  1. Regulatory Regimes and (Infra-)Structuring Emancipation Dynamics: The Case of Health Workers’ Migration
  2. Joana de Sousa Ribeiro
  3. pp. 43-64
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  1. Gendered Labour Migration in South Africa: A Capability Approach Lens
  2. Alice Ncube and Faith Mkwananzi
  3. pp. 65-90
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  1. “I am not moving life, but life moves me.” Experiences of Intra-EU Im/Mobility among West African Migrants
  2. Mirjam Wajsberg
  3. pp. 91-110
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  1. PART II. Labour migration, imaginaries and aspirations
  1. Balancing Personal Aspirations, Family Expectations and Job Matching: “Migratory Career” Reconstruction Among Highly Educated Women in the Basque Country
  2. Maria Luisa Di Martino, Concha Maiztegui and Iratxe Aristegui
  3. pp. 113-134
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  1. “Working there is amazing, but life here is better”: Imaginaries of Onward Migration Destinations Among Albanian Migrant Construction Workers in Italy and Greece
  2. Iraklis Dimitriadis
  3. pp. 135-152
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  1. “Welcome to my waiting room! Please, take a seat!”: On Future-Imaginaries being Shattered and Postponed
  2. Christine Moderbacher
  3. pp. 153-170
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  1. Found a Nanny and Lived Happily Ever After: The Representations of Filipina Nannies on Human Resources Agency Websites in Turkey
  2. Deniz Berfin Ayaydin
  3. pp. 171-190
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  1. Afterword: Changing Work, Changing Migrations
  2. Russell King
  3. pp. 191-206
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  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. 207-210
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789461663443
Related ISBN
9789462702400
MARC Record
OCLC
1199055231
Launched on MUSE
2020-10-21
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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