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Persistent unfree labour in French intensive agriculture An historical overview of the 'OFII' temporary farmworkers programme

Abstract : In recent years, Mediterranean agriculture has experienced important transformations which have led to new forms of labour and production, and in particular to a surge in the recruitment of migrant labour. The Mediterranean Basin represents a very interesting arena that is able to illustrate labour conditions and mobility, the competition among different farming models, and the consequences in terms of the proletarianization process, food crisis and diet changes. Migration and Agriculture brings together international contributors from across several disciplines to describe and analyse labour conditions and international migrations in relation to agri-food restructuring processes. This unique collection of articles connects migration issues with the proletarianization process and agrarian transitions that have affected Southern European as well as some Middle Eastern and Northern African countries in different ways. The chapters present case studies from a range of territories in the Mediterranean Basin, offering empirical data and theoretical analysis in order to grasp the complexity of the processes that are occurring. This book offers a uniquely comprehensive overview of migrations, territories and agro-food production in this key region, and will be an indispensable resource to scholars in migration studies, rural sociology, social geography and the political economy of agriculture.
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Frédéric Décosse. Persistent unfree labour in French intensive agriculture An historical overview of the 'OFII' temporary farmworkers programme. ALESSANDRA CORRADO; CARLOS DE CASTRO; DOMENICO PERROTTA. Migration and Agriculture: Mobility and change in the Mediterranean area, ROUTLEDGE, pp.183-197, 2016, 9781138962231. ⟨halshs-01353877⟩



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