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Temporary Labour Migrants from Latvia Negotiate Return Trips for Care: Distributing Resources Across Borders

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posted on 24.09.2020, 15:06 authored by Aija Lulle
In this chapter I unpack how existing structures in ‘regimes of mobility’ for work fail to consider migrants as caring agents. The gap between literatures of temporary migration and care both is obvious and begs to be bridged. The free movement the EU has experienced for exponentially more than a decade, though, has mainly created flexibility for employers. However, migrants do carve out time and space, and forge relationships to fulfil, at least partially, their crucial needs to care for family members and other relevant people in their lives. I discuss pathways of relationships between temporary migration and care. I explore how interrelationships between Latvian migrants, their employers and their family members are shaped by “regimes of mobility” across borders as well as other (infra)structural constraints.

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Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO) Project G.0759.14N

the Erasmus Open Access Fund

and the KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access

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  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • Geography and Environment

Published in

Migration at Work. Aspirations, Imaginaries and Structures of Mobility

Pages

25 - 41

Publisher

Leuven University Press

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VoR (Version of Record)

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© The authors

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This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Leuven University Press under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2020-09-22

Copyright date

2020

Notes

Open Access

ISBN

9789461663443

Language

en

Editor(s)

Seiger F-K; Timmerman C; Salazar NB; Wets J

Depositor

Dr Aija Lulle Deposit date: 22 September 2020

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