The Rural-Migration Nexus: Global Problems, Rural Issues.

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This edited collection aims to examine the global-rural relationship of migration that shapes rural places. It does this by acknowledging that to understand the impact of the international migration-global nexus, it is essential to explore how it is experienced at a local level - in the context of this book, rural regions. Focusing on agribusiness and rural development, as well as the othering of international migrants and the shifting boundaries of belonging in rural spaces, the chapters in this book examine how globalisation, with migration being a constitutive feature, influences different rural contexts in the ‘Global North’ and the impact this has on migrant populations. Chapters demonstrate the harsh lived experiences/realities characterised by mental health issues and emotional labour for migrants, occupational health and safety issues in the workplace and experiences of exclusion and racism from ‘host’ communities. These chapters taken together identify a rural-migration nexus where the relationship between international migration and localised rural spaces are mutually constitutive.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Rural-Migration Nexus
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Problems, Rural Issues.
EditorsNathan Kerrigan, Philomena de Lima
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-18042-2, 978-3-031-18043-9
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2023


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