Migrant labour in the agri-food system : unpacking the social and legal factors of exploitation
European journal of migration and law, 2022, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 179-192
PALUMBO, Letizia, CORRADO, Alessandra, TRIANDAFYLLIDOU, Anna, Migrant labour in the agri-food system : unpacking the social and legal factors of exploitation, European journal of migration and law, 2022, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 179-192 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/75223
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The aim of this Special Issue is to critically explore the complex links between labour migration and the agri-food sector in Europe, drawing attention to the variety of legal and social vectors and issues at stake in the contemporary forms of exploitation underpinning the agri-food system. Our intention is to contribute to scholarly discussion on the protection of the rights of migrant workers in the agri-food system by providing an in-depth analysis of the interplay of legal, social, economic and cultural factors that foster the recourse to a low-wage and exploitable labour force in the agri-food sector, and that produce the conditions of vulnerability experienced by migrant workers in Europe. We therefore seek to provide a critical overview of the diverse drivers and processes contributing to a system that fosters workers’ dependency on employers, confines a migrant labour force to specific sectors, and, simultaneously, facilitates their continuous replacement, profiting from specific situations of social, legal and economic vulnerability.
Published online: 28 July 2022; Abstract extract from the beginning of the introduction.
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/75223
Full-text via DOI: 10.1163/15718166-12340125
ISSN: 1388-364X; 1571-8166
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
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