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GLARUS - Global Labour in Rural Societies

GLARUS addresses how contemporary global flows of low-skilled and manual labour transform the social fabric of non-urban regions in Western society.

Manual labourers at work in the fields

Photo: Johan Fredrik Rye

About the project

The project design includes mixed methods (registry data, surveys, media analysis, field-work, interviews and photo-elicitation) and a national as well as international comparative case design focusing on specific rural places in Norway, the UK and the USA.

Objectives

Building on insights from respectively migration-, labour market- and rural studies theories, three key conceptualizations will guide the gathering and analyses of the materials:

  1. Rural transnationalism: How are transnational spaces created, practised, and experienced differently in rural and urban areas? What are the specifics of the rural version of transnationalism, and with what implications for the actors?
  2. New social inequalities in rural societies: How are the interactions of class and ethnic inequalities expressed in the case of global labour in rural societies? Are there specific properties of the rural logic of social distinctions and class structures? Do labour immigrants experience their position as precarious workers differently in rural and urban communities?
  3. Multispatial rural practices, identities, and belongings: How are rural places constructed by and interwoven into complex webs of relations with extra-local places, e.g., as demonstrated by the reliance of local rural economies on global labour markets, they are “assemblages”? As actors’ everyday lives are increasingly spatially distributed – what are major impacts for questions of rural identities and belonging?

For a fuller outline of the project, see the project description (PDF) and the main project website at NTNU

Financing

The project is funded by the Norwegian Resarch Council's FRIHUMSAM programme with NOK 10 000 000 and with additional NTNU-funding of NOK 5 200 000.

Duration

The project period is 2017-2022.

International Advisory Group

Publications

  • Rye, Johan Fredrik (2021). De transnasjonale arbeiderne. In Ljunggren, Jørn & Hansen, Marianne Nordli (Ed.), Arbeiderklassen. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISSN 9788202646240. p. 145–162.
  • Stachowski, Jakub & Rasmussen, Bente (2021). Når hjemme er borte og borte hjemme: fortellinger om lokalintegreringens komplekse dynamikk . In Gullikstad, Berit; Kristensen, Guro Korsnes & Sætermo, Turid Fånes (Ed.), Fortellinger om integrering i norske lokalsamfunn. Universitetsforlaget. ISSN 9788215042954. p. 156–179. doi: DOI%3A%2010.18261/9788215042961-2021-07.
  • Scott, Sam & Rye, Johan Fredrik (2021). Praised, prized, yet penalised: A critical examination of low-wage hiring queues in the global strawberry industry. Journal of Rural Studies. ISSN 0743-0167. 88, p. 473–481. doi: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2021.04.014.
  • Stachowski, Jakub & Rasmussen, Bente (2021). From Valued Stayers to Working Hands? The Social Consequences of Changing Employment Relations Among Polish Migrants in Farmed Salmon Industry in Rural Norway. European Countryside. ISSN 1803-8417. 13(3). doi: 10.2478/euco-2021-0015. Full text in Research Archive
  • Stachowski, Jakub & Bock, Bettina (2021). Unsettled settlement? Translocal social anchoring and patterns of (im)mobility among Polish families in rural Norway. Geoforum. ISSN 0016-7185. 126, p. 372–382. doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2021.09.001. Full text in Research Archive
  • Rye, Johan Fredrik & Scott, Sam (2020). Agricultural employers’ representation and rationalisation of their work offer . In Rye, Johan Fredrik & O'Reilly, Karen (Ed.), International Labour Migration to Europe’s Rural Regions. Routledge. ISSN 9781003022367. p. 141–158.
  • Stachowski, Jakub & Fialkowska, Kamila (2020). ‘Living on the edge’? A comparative study of processes of marginalisation among Polish migrants in rural Germany and Norway. In Rye, Johan Fredrik & O'Reilly, Karen (Ed.), International Labour Migration to Europe’s Rural Regions. Routledge. ISSN 9781003022367. p. 105–120. Full text in Research Archive
  • O'Reilly, Karen & Rye, Johan Fredrik (2020). The (re)production of the exploitative nature of rural migrant labour in Europe . In Rye, Johan Fredrik & O'Reilly, Karen (Ed.), International Labour Migration to Europe’s Rural Regions. Routledge. ISSN 9781003022367. p. 228–245.
  • Slettebak, Marie Holm (2020). Does international labour migration affect internal mobility in rural Norway? . In Rye, Johan Fredrik & O'Reilly, Karen (Ed.), International Labour Migration to Europe’s Rural Regions. Routledge. ISSN 9781003022367. p. 175–192. Full text in Research Archive
  • Rye, Johan Fredrik & Slettebak, Marie Holm (2020). The new geography of labour migration: EU11 migrants in rural Norway. Journal of Rural Studies. ISSN 0743-0167. 75, p. 125–131. doi: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2020.01.014.
  • Stachowski, Jakub (2020). Processes of socio-spatial exposures and isolations among Polish labour migrants in rural Norway: Exploring social integration as a lived experience . European Urban and Regional Studies. ISSN 0969-7764. 27(4), p. 379–397. doi: 10.1177/0969776420930758.
  • Stachowski, Jakub (2020). Positioning in ‘relational claustrophobia’- ethical reflections on researching small international migrant communities in rural areas . Journal of Rural Studies. ISSN 0743-0167. 78, p. 176–184. doi: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2020.06.001.
  • Slettebak, Marie Holm (2020). Labour migration and increasing inequality in Norway. Acta Sociologica. ISSN 0001-6993. p. 1–17. doi: 10.1177/0001699320930261.
  • Rye, Johan Fredrik & O'Reilly, Karen (2020). New perspectives on international labour migration to Europe’s rural regions . In Rye, Johan Fredrik & O'Reilly, Karen (Ed.), International Labour Migration to Europe’s Rural Regions. Routledge. ISSN 9781003022367. p. 3–21. Full text in Research Archive
  • Rye, Johan Fredrik (2018). Transnational spaces of class: International migrants? multilocal, inconsistent and instable class positions. Current Sociology. ISSN 0011-3921. 67(1), p. 27–46. doi: 10.1177/0011392118793676. Full text in Research Archive
  • Rye, Johan Fredrik & Scott, Sam (2018). International Labour Migration and Food Production in Rural Europe: A Review of the Evidence. Sociologia Ruralis. ISSN 0038-0199. 58(4), p. 928–952. doi: 10.1111/soru.12208. Full text in Research Archive
  • Rye, Johan Fredrik; Slettebak, Marie Holm & Bjørkhaug, Hilde (2018). From Family to Domestic and Global Labour? A Decade of Proletarisation of Labour in the Norwegian Horticulture Industry. European Countryside. ISSN 1803-8417. 10(4), p. 528–542. doi: 10.2478/euco-2018-0030. Full text in Research Archive
  • Rye, Johan Fredrik (2017). Labour migrants and rural change: The “mobility transformation” of Hitra/Frøya, Norway, 2005–2015. Journal of Rural Studies. ISSN 0743-0167. 64, p. 189–199. doi: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2017.12.003. Full text in Research Archive

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  • Rye, Johan Fredrik (2021). Intra-European labour migration and non-standard employment careers.
  • Rye, Johan Fredrik (2021). Covid-19 and migrant workers in Norway’s agricultural industries.
  • Rye, Johan Fredrik (2021). Migrant farm workers’ health, safety and working conditions .
  • Rye, Johan Fredrik (2021). Er det over og ut for den trønderske jordbæra? Innherred.
  • Rye, Johan Fredrik (2021). Migrants at work: Precariousness, liminality and exploitative labour practices .
  • Kjelaas, Irmelin; Gullikstad, Berit; Penner, Angelina; Sætermo, Turid Fånes & Stachowski, Jakub (2021). Boklansering: Fortellinger om integrering i norske lokalsamfunn. [Internet]. Litteraturhuset i Trondheim.
  • Rye, Johan Fredrik & Scott, Sam (2019). ’Doing the right thing’: Agricultural employers’ rationalisation of their low-wage work opportunities for international labour migrant.
  • Rye, Johan Fredrik (2019). Røtter eller føtter? Sosiologiske stedsperspektiver. .
  • Rye, Johan Fredrik & Slettebak, Marie Holm (2019). Varieties of integration. Local communities’ reception of labour migrants.
  • Rye, Johan Fredrik (2019). International Labour Migration.
  • Stachowski, Jakub (2018). “Settling down in the countryside- Polish families in ‘New Immigrant Destinations’ in Norway”.
  • Rye, Johan Fredrik & Scott, Sam (2017). International labour migration to/in rural Europe.
  • Stachowski, Jakub & Rye, Johan Fredrik (2017). The transnational rural other – reconsidering the idea of otherness in rural studies.
  • Rye, Johan Fredrik & Scott, Sam (2017). International labour migration to/in rural Europe: a review of the evidence.
  • Rye, Johan Fredrik (2017). Recognizing changed migration patterns.
  • Rye, Johan Fredrik & Scott, Sam (2017). International labour migration to/in rural Europe: a review of the evidence.
  • Stachowski, Jakub (2021). To be or to belong? Processes of (g)localised integration among Polish migrants in rural Norway. NTNU. ISSN 2703-8084.

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