Taking too long? Close loading screen.
Innovative Research
Easy Access

TEST-This project engages in a comparative enquiry into the triple dynamics of race, space and “illegality” in the reproduction

This project engages in a comparative enquiry into the triple dynamics of race, space and “illegality” in the reproduction

Project Summary

This project engages in a comparative enquiry into the triple dynamics of race, space and “illegality” in the reproduction of migrant precarious labour conditions in European agro-industrial labour markets. The complex question how and why “illegality” and “race” may become productive in the segmentation of precarious migrant workers across Europe is currently widely discussed. The project will address this question in a systematic way through five original case studies that are currently almost uncovered by research on migrant labour in Italian, Swiss and Belgian horticulture (specifically the researc2h focuses on Emilia-Romagna, Basilicata; Swiss Midlands and Lake Geneva Region; and Limburg).

This comparative ethnographic analysis of migrant employment regimes is meant to contribute to a better understanding of mechanisms of differential inclusion and segregation of migrant workers in competitive agri-food chains. The projects aims at developing a framework for more socially sustainable production regimes in the studied contexts and at exploring approaches that might improve difficult working conditions of migrants in agriculture.

Research Team

Timothy Raeymaekers
Coordinator
University of Zurich
Karel Arnaut
Co-Coordinator
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Sarah Schilliger
Co-Coordinator
Universität Basel
Tina Bopp
Principal Member
Universität Basel
Ilaria Ippolito
Principal Member
Ya Basta!
Domenico Perrotta
Principal Member
Università degli studi di Bergamo
Simon Affolter
Associated Member
Universität Bern
Ilker Ataç
Associated Member
Universität Osnabrück
Chokri Ben Chikha
Associated Member
Theatre Company Action Zoo HumainUniversity of Geneva
Christian Berndt
Associated Member
Universität ZürichMark Breusers
Associated Member
Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenCristina Brovia
Associated Member
Università degli studi di TorinoAnn Cassiman
Associated Member
Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenBambi Ceuppens
Associated Member
Royal Museum for Central AfricaNeva Cocchi
Associated Member
Ya Basta!Elisabeth de Staelen
Associated Member
vzw Gastvrij St. TruidenAnne Dussart
Associated Member
Caritas International
Aisha Fahmy
Associated Member
Autonome Schule Zürich
Pietro Luigi Floridia
Associated Member
Cantieri Meticci
Raymond Gétaz
Associated Member
Europäische BürgerInnen Forum
Olivia Jost
Associated Member
Anlaufstelle für Sans-Papiers Basel
Christiane Kuptsch
Associated Member
International Labor Organisation (ILO)
Silva Lieberherr
Associated Member
University of Zurich
Pietro Marullo
Associated Member
Theatre de Liege
Sandro Mezzadra
Associated Member
Università di Bologna
Alessandro Monsutti
Associated Member
Graduate Institute Geneva
Karin Pape
Associated Member
WIEGOMaurilio Pirone
Associated Member
Università de BolognaLionel Roche
Associated Member
Syndicat UNIAPhilippe Sauvin
Associated Member
L’autre syndicatSimon Sontowski
Associated Member
University of ZurichGervasio Ungolo
Associated Member
Osservatorio Migranti BasilicataJohan Wets
Associated Member
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Status

ongoing

Disciplines

Themes

Regions

Host Institution

Coordinator

Year