Labor Movement: How Migration Regulates Labor Markets by Harald BauderLabor Movement: How Migration Regulates Labor Markets by Harald Bauder

Labor Movement: How Migration Regulates Labor Markets

byHarald Bauder

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Throughout the industrialized world, international migrants serve as nannies, construction workers, gardeners and small-business entrepreneurs. Labor Movement suggests that the international migration of workers is necessary for the survival of industrialized economies. The book thus turns theconventional view of international migration on its head: it investigates how migration regulates labor markets, rather than labor markets shaping migration flows. Assuming a critical view of orthodox economic theory, the book illustrates how different legal, social and cultural strategies towardsinternational migrants are deployed and coordinated within the wider neo-liberal project to render migrants and immigrants vulnerable, pushing them into performing distinct economic roles and into subordinate labor market situations. Drawing on social theories associated with Pierre Bourdieu and other prominent thinkers, Labor Movement suggests that migration regulates labor markets through processes of social distinction, cultural judgement and the strategic deployment of citizenship. European and North American case studiesillustrate how the labor of international migrants is systematically devalued and how popular discourse legitimates the demotion of migrants to subordinate labor. Engaging with various immigrant groups in different cities, including South Asian immigrants in Vancouver, foreigners and Spataussiedlerin Berlin, and Mexican and Caribbean offshore workers in rural Ontario, the studies seek to unravel the complex web of regulatory labor market processes related to international migration. Recognizing and understanding these processes, Bauder argues, is an important step towards building effective activist strategies and for envisioning new roles for migrating workers and people. The book is a valuable resource to researchers and students in economics, ethnic and migration studies,geography, sociology, political science, and to frontline activists in Europe, North America and beyond.

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Harald Bauder is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Guelph, Canada.
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Title:Labor Movement: How Migration Regulates Labor MarketsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.79 inPublished:April 12, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195180887

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