(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Labour, migration and the spatial fix : evidence from the UK food industry

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SCOTT S. (1) ;
(1) Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Univ., Exeter, ROYAUME-UNI


Drawing on experiences in the UK food industry, this article shows that in situ restructuring has become hegemonic and that an associated “good migrant worker” rhetoric has emerged. This rhetoric has two dimensions. Most obviously, low-wage employers stress the apparently superior hard and soft skills of migrants. Some, however, also link low-wage immigration to a purposeful shift in power from labour to capital. In both respects, migration functions as a regulatory project and “spatial fix”, and employers' “need” for migrant labour is primarily about maximising labour power in downgraded jobs more than about absolute labour shortages


Article of periodic

published at : Antipode / ISSN 0066-4812

Editor : Blackwell, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1969)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 45, no5 [pp. 1090-1109]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/anti.12023

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