Imagining and producing the 'good' migrant: the role of recruitment agencies in shaping bodily goodness

Findlay, Allan, McCollum, D., Shubin, S., Apsite, E. and Kisjane, Z. (2012) Imagining and producing the 'good' migrant: the role of recruitment agencies in shaping bodily goodness. Southampton, GB, ESRC Centre for Population Change (Centre for Population Change Working Paper Series, 19).


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This paper focuses on representations of labour migrants and interrogates how such imaginaries shape migrant recruitment and employment regimes. The recruitment and employment of labour migrants inevitably involves a range of knowledge practices which affect who is recruited, from where and for what purposes. In particular this paper seeks to advance understandings of how images of ‘bodily goodness’ are represented graphically and how perceptions of migrant workers influence the recruitment of workers from Latvia. The analysis results in a schema of the ‘filtering’ processes that are enacted to ‘produce’ the ‘ideal’ migrant worker.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
ISSNs: 2042-4116 (print)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions : Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Social Sciences > Social Statistics & Demography
ePrint ID: 338981
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
1 April 2012Published
Date Deposited: 22 May 2012 14:10
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2015 08:17
Centre for Population Change: Understanding Population Change in the 21st Century
Funded by: ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (RES-625-28-0001)
Led by: Jane Cecelia Falkingham
1 January 2009 to 31 December 2013

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