Mobility and Migrations in the Rural Areas of Mediterranean EU Countries [chapter]

Michele Nori, Domenica Farinella
2020 IMISCOE Research Series  
This chapter focuses on the ambivalent nature of contemporary migrations in European rural areas. The growing presence of immigrants in these areas is a direct result of the restructuring of agriculture and global agri-food chains. Evidence indicates that while agricultural work and rural settings are decreasingly attractive to local populations, they represent a favourable environment to international newcomers, due to the higher chances to access livelihood resources. The non-visibility and
more » ... on-visibility and informality that characterise rural settings and agricultural work arrangements provide on the one side opportunities for employment, while also fostering illegal labour practices and situations of harsh exploitation. The specificities of the Mediterranean migration model are assessed accordingly, followed by a more in-depth analysis of the agricultural sector and the broader rural world in Greece, Spain and Italy.
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-42863-1_3 fatcat:6dqpy4ozprdp7m6qyem2daalfq