Migratory Fluxes and the Concentration of Foreign Manpower

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  • Title: Migratory Fluxes and the Concentration of Foreign Manpower
  • Author(s): Olga Achón Rodríguez
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences: Annual Review
  • Keywords: Foreign Worker, Migration Polity
  • Volume: 8
  • Issue: 1
  • Year: 2015
  • ISSN: 1833-1882 (Print)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/1833-1882/CGP/v08/59399
  • Citation: Achón Rodríguez, Olga. 2015. "Migratory Fluxes and the Concentration of Foreign Manpower." The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences: Annual Review 8 (1): 13-22. doi:10.18848/1833-1882/CGP/v08/59399.
  • Extent: 10 pages

Abstract

Once the model of family farming was substituted by an industrial agricultural system of production based on hired labor, the agricultural catalonian (Spain) union Unió de Pagesos, with the consent of the State, reinvented itself as a provider of services related with the acquisition of manpower through a recruitment and supply system -as we designate the set of practices that materialize the recruitment of foreign workers abroad and their concentration is lodgments controlled by the Union. The State's migration polity is responsible of the emergence of such a system, and we can trace its origin in the symbiotic relation between the State and the Union, whose interests- the social control of the foreign worker and the just in time delivery of labor- are harmonized in it. In the lodgment a transformation is intended through different devices -lodgment regulations, the presence of personnel in charge of the facilities, a visit regime and exit permissions, among others- close to other institutions, as labor camps, where the tame of the individuality is aimed through its subordination to a dominating power in order to create a new subject, whose value is exteriorized in its obedience to the will of those who administrate the institutions.