Dynamics of precarity among 'new migrants': exploring the worker-capital relation through mobilities and mobility power

Vickers, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-5430-290X, Clayton, J., Davison, L., Cañadas, M.A., Biddle, P. and Lilley, S., 2019. Dynamics of precarity among 'new migrants': exploring the worker-capital relation through mobilities and mobility power. Mobilities. ISSN 1745-011X

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Abstract

This article conceptualises the role of mobilities within precarious working and living conditions, drawing on qualitative analysis of interviews (n=52) and a policy seminar (n=50) in North-East England. It focuses on refugees, asylum seekers, and Eastern European EU migrants, as policy-constructed groups that have been identified as disproportionately concentrated in precarious work. The article develops three ‘dynamics of precarity’, defined as ‘surplus’, ‘rooted’, and ‘hyper-flexible’, to conceptualise distinct ways of moving that represent significant variations in the form that precarity takes. The article concludes that understanding precarity through mobilities can identify points of connection among today’s increasingly heterogeneous working class.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Mobilities
Creators: Vickers, T., Clayton, J., Davison, L., Cañadas, M.A., Biddle, P. and Lilley, S.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 19 May 2019
ISSN: 1745-011X
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10.1080/17450101.2019.1611028DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 15 Apr 2019 14:09
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019 14:40
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/36260

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