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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).

Record type: Monograph (Working Paper)


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.

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Published date: 1 April 2012
Organisations: Social Statistics & Demography, Centre for Population Change


Local EPrints ID: 338981
ISSN: 2042-4116
PURE UUID: 7e69988f-932c-4918-99af-f06bbb4935fd

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Date deposited: 22 May 2012 14:10
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:55

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Author: Allan Findlay
Author: D. McCollum
Author: S. Shubin
Author: E. Apsite
Author: Z. Kisjane

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