Global Labour in Rural Societies (GLARUS)

2017-2022

Global Labour in Rural Societies (GLARUS)

People working in a field. Photo.

About the project

The project addresses how contemporary global flows of low-skilled and manual labour transform rural labour markets and communities in Western society.

It theorizes how international migration to rural sociocultural contexts differs from migration to urban regions, and seeks an improved theoretical understanding of the spatial complexities of contemporary international migration and its implications for local rural communities.

The project is funded by The Norwegian Research Council's FRIHUMSAM programme (10 Mill NOK) with additional NTNU funding (5,2 Mill NOK). The project period is 2017–2022.


List of Project Publications

List of Project Publications

 

New book published

Johan Fredrik Rye and Karen O'Reilly (red) (2020) International Labour Migration to Europe's Rural Regions. Routledge. 

Video about the book

Papers (in peer-reviewed journals and edited books)

  • Stachowski, J. (2020) Positioning in ‘relational claustrophobia’. Ethical reflections on researching small international migrant communities in rural areas. Journal of Rural Studies: 176-184.
  • Stachowski, J. (2020) Processes of socio-spatial exposures and isolations among Polish migrants in rural Norway- exploring social integration as a lived experience. European Urban and Regional Studies. 
  • Rye, J.F. and K. O’Reilly. (2020). ‘New perspectives on international labour migration to Europe’s rural region’. In: International Labour Migration to Europe’s Rural Regions, J.F. Rye and K. O’Reilly (eds), pp. 3-21. London, Routledge.
  • K. O’Reilly and J.F. Rye. (2020). “The (Re)production of the Exploitative Nature of Rural Migrant Labour in Europe”. In: International Labour Migration to Europe’s Rural Regions, J.F. Rye and K. O’Reilly (eds), pp. 228-245. London, Routledge.
  • Rye, J.F. and S. Scott (2020) ‘Agricultural employers’ representation and rationalisation of their work offer: the ‘benevolent moderator’’ In: International Labour Migration to Europe’s Rural Regions, J.F. Rye and K. O’Reilly (eds), pp. 141-158. London, Routledge.
  • Slettebak, M. (2020). Does international labour migration affect internal mobility in rural Norway? In: International Labour Migration to Europe’s Rural Regions, J.F. Rye and K. O’Reilly (eds), pp. 175-192. London, Routledge.
  • Stachowski, J. and K. Fialkowska. (2021, forthcoming). ‘Living on the edge’? a comparative study of processes of marginalization among Polish migrants in rural Germany and Norway. In: International Labour Migration to Europe’s Rural Regions, J.F. Rye and K. O’Reilly (eds), pp. 105-120. London, Routledge.
  • Slettebak, Marie Holm (2020) Labour Migration and increased Inequality in Norway. Acta Sociologica
  • Rye, Johan Fredrik, Slettebak, Marie Holm (2020). The new geography of labour migration: EU11 migrants in rural Norway. Journal of Rural Studies, Volume 75, pp. 125-131.
  • Rye, J.F. (2019): Transnational spaces of class. Migrants' multiple, inconsistent and instable locations in the class structure. Current Sociology 67(1), pp. 27-46.
  • Rye, J.F, M.H. Slettebak and H. Bjørkhaug (2018): From Family to Domestic and Global Labour? A Decade of Proletarisation of Labour in the Norwegian Horticulture Industry. European Countryside, 10(4), s. 528-542
  • Rye, J.F. and Scott, S. (2018): International labour migration to/in rural Europe: a review of the evidence. Sociologia Ruralis 58(4), pp. 928-952. 
  • Rye, J.F. (2017): Transnational Labour and Precarious Work: The Informalisation and Reformalisation of Industrial Relations in Norway’s Agricultural Industry, 2004–2014. Population, Space and Place 23(7), unpaginated. DOI: 10.1002/psp.2042.

Conference and workshop papers/presentations

  • Stachowski, J. and B. Rasmussen (2019) “Labour at a discount! Processes of precarsation of migrant workers in the salmon industry in Norway”. Paper at the 6. International Rural Workshop: International Labour Migration to Rural Regions, Trondheim, 13.-15. mars 2019.
  • Slettebak, M.H. (2019) Immigration to rural areas and changes in local youth’s life trajectories. Paper at the 6. International Rural Workshop: International Labour Migration to Rural Regions, Trondheim, 13.-15. mars 2019.
  • Rye, J.F. and S. Scott (2019) “’Doing the right thing’: Agricultural employers’ rationalisation of their low-wage work opportunities for international labour migrant.” Paper at the 6. International Rural Workshop: International Labour Migration to Rural Regions, Trondheim, 13.-15. mars 2019. 
  • Stachowski, J. (2018) ‘Should we stay or should we go?” Settlement strategies of Polish migrants in New Immigrant Destinations in Norway. Presentation at Nordic Migration Research Conference, Norrkøping, Sweden, 15.-17. August 2018
  • Rasmussen, B. and Stachowski, J. (2018) "Employment relations in the fish industry and paradoxes of integration in the local community", Paper/presentation. 9th Nordic Working Life Conference. 13-15 June 2018, Oslo, Norway.
  • Rye, J.F. (2018) "Transnational spaces of class. Migrants' multilocal, instable and inconsistent class positions". Paper/presentation. Association of American Geographer Annual Meeting, 10-14 April 2018, New Orleans, US. 
  • Stachowski, J. (2017) ‘To be or to belong? Labour migration from Eastern and Central Europe to rural areas in Norway’. Polish migration to Norway: Facts and knowledge gaps; seminar. 10 October 2017, Oslo and Akershus University College, Oslo, Norway. 
  • Stachowski, J. and Rye, J.F. (2017) "The transnational rural other – reconsidering the idea of otherness in rural studies". Online Proceedings, oral presentation. XXVII European Society for Rural Sociology congress. 24-27 July 2017, Kraków, Poland.
  • Rye, J.F. (2017) "Recognizing changed migration patterns". Panel member/presentation. Workshop on diversity and equality: reflections on rural research at XXVII European Society for Rural Sociology Congress. 24-27 July 2017, Kraków, Poland.

Participants

Participants

NTNU – Department of Sociology and Political Science:

University of Oslo – Department of Sociology and Human Geography:

  • Professor Mette Andersson
  • PhD candidate Inga Sæther

University of Warsaw – Centre for Migration Research:

  • Postdoc Kamila Fialskowska
  • Researcher Kamil Matuszczyk

University of Glouchestershire:

  • Senior lecturer Sam Scott

Kenyon College:

  • Assistant Professor Shaun A. Goulding

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh:

  • Associate Professor Paul Van Auken

University of California - Davis:

  • Associate professor M. Anne Visser

Centre for Rural Research, Norway:

  • Senior researcher Svein Frisvoll

International Advisory Group:

  • Dr. Karen O’Reilly, University of Loughborough, UK,
  • Dr. Aina Tollefsen, Umeå University, Sweden
  • Dr. Pawel Kaczmarzyk, Univ. of Warsaw, Poland
  • Dr. Luis E. Guarnizo, US, UC Davis, US.