Seasonal Workers in Mediterranean Agriculture: The Social Costs of Eating Fresh

Seasonal Workers in Mediterranean Agriculture: The Social Costs of Eating Fresh


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415711685
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/15/2014
Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture Series
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jörg Gertel is Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Leipzig, Germany.

Sarah Ruth Sippel is a geographer and Senior Researcher at the Centre for Area Studies, University of Leipzig, Germany.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction

1. Seasonality and Temporality in Intensive Agriculture

Jörg Gertel and Sarah Ruth Sippel

2. B/ordering the Mediterranean: Free Trade, Fresh Fruits and Fluid Fixity

Marc Boeckler and Christian Berndt

Part 2: France: Traditional Centre of Fruit and Vegetable Production

3. Shared Insecurities? Farmers and Workers in Bouches-du-Rhône

Sarah Ruth Sippel and Jörg Gertel

4. Super/markets: Beyond Buyer-drivenness in Southern France

Jörg Gertel and Sarah Ruth Sippel

5. Fruit Production in France and Argentina: Globalizing Standards and Labour Markets

Annie Lamanthe and Victor Rau

6. The Transnational Recruitment of Temporary Latino Workers in European Agriculture

Béatrice Mésini

7. Sans-papiers: Self-censored Social Identities of Farm Workers in Southern France

Swanie Potot

Commentary: Neoliberal Market Mystifications in the Social Costs of Eating Fresh – Philippines–Canada Comparisons

Pauline Gardiner Barber

Part 3: Spain: Symbol and Embodiment of Industrial Agriculture

8. The Political Economy of El Ejido: Genealogy of the 2000 Conflict

Ubaldo Martínez Veiga

9. The Industrial Agriculture: A ‘Model for Modernization’ from Almería?

José Á. Aznar-Sánchez, Luis J. Belmonte-Ureña and Juan J. Tapia-León

10. Mobility Partnerships and Circular Migration: Managing Seasonal Migration to Spain

Katja Lindner and Till Kathmann

11. ‘Origin Matters’: Working Conditions of Moroccans and Romanians in the Greenhouses of Almería

Pablo Pumares and Dominique Jolivet

12. ‘We Don’t have Women in Boxes’: Channelling Seasonal Mobility of Female Farmworkers between Morocco and Andalusia

Emmanuelle Hellio

Commentary: From Fresh Produce to Poultry – Shifting Labour Regimes in the Global Agri-food System

Douglas H. Constance

Part 4: Morocco: Booming Sites of Counter Seasonal Production

13. Which Agricultural Policy for which Food Security in Morocco?

Najib Akesbi

14. Facilitating the Export of Fruit and Vegetables: The Role of State Institutions in Morocco

Mads Barbesgaard and Niels Fold

15. Disrupted Livelihoods? Intensive Agriculture and Labour Markets in the Moroccan Souss

Sarah Ruth Sippel

16. Labour and Gender Relations in Moroccan Strawberry Culture

Juana Moreno Nieto

17. Between Hope and Disillusionment: The Migration of Nomadic Pastoralists to Europe

Mohamed Mahdi

18. Border Makers: Clandestine Migration from Morocco

Mustapha El Miri

Commentary: New Migration and New Communities – Social Changes Born from Agricultural Changes

Peggy Petrzelka

Part 5: Conclusion

19. Comparative Perspective: Insights from New Zealand’s Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme

Nick Lewis

20. Epilogue: The Social Costs of Eating Fresh

Jörg Gertel and Sarah Ruth Sippel

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