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Migration Management?

Accounts of agricultural and domestic migrant workers in Ragusa (Sicily)

This book takes the reader into the lives of migrant workers who perform low-status occupations in Ragusa, Sicily. By drawing parallels between the experiences of live-in care and farm migrant workers, the author reveals remarkable similarities in how they relate to the labour market, to the state, and to the employers, building bridges between two sectors of the economy often studied separately. Through extensive fieldwork and interviews with workers and employers, the author explores how...


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Ce livre étudie la question de la construction d’un statut subalterne chez les travailleurs migrants agricoles et domestiques. Une analyse à trois niveaux - structurel, institutionnel et subjectif - vise à comprendre la manière dont les processus de restructuration néolibérale affectent les travailleurs migrants. Parallèlement, il s'agit de savoir comment ces derniers agissent sur ces mêmes structures. Les expériences parallèles des travailleurs agricoles et domestiques sont comparées afin...


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Editor's note

Cover Filippo Bentivegna, Il Castello incantato, Sciacca (Sicily). Photo: Marie Thorndahl.

  • Publisher : Graduate Institute Publications
  • Serie : eLivres de l’Institut | 4
  • Place of publication : Genève
  • Year of publication : 2014
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 27 June 2014
  • Electronic ISBN : 9782940503544
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.iheid.1724

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