Migration and Work in the United Kingdom: Mobility and the Social Order

This paper aims to highlight the interconnectedness between work and migration and the maintenance of the new social order in the United Kingdom. The content is based on a number of qualitative research projects that the authors have been involved with in recent years. These research projects have shown the way in which work is interwoven into the migration and settlement experiences of various new migrants, and how this relates to mobility within U.K. society. Under this common theme, the role of immigrants within the United Kingdom's division of labor is explored, as is how in turn economic mobility and mobility in terms of work is described, experienced, and managed by migrants themselves. The authors analyze how issues of governance relate to issues of mobility for citizens and migrants and examine how the official framework for the regulation of labor migration is reflected and refracted in the accounts given by a range of migrants in the United Kingdom, including foreign recruits, irregular workers, asylum seekers, and work 'visa' holders.


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  • Accession Number: 01055309
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 9 2007 6:01PM