Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Darkness before DaybreakAfrican Migrants Living on the Margins in Southern Italy Today$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Hans Lucht

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520270718

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520270718.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 20 September 2021

Migrant Work Situations

Migrant Work Situations

(p.28) Two Migrant Work Situations
Darkness before Daybreak

Hans Lucht

University of California Press

This chapter introduces a number of important themes, including reciprocity, day laboring, and illegal life in Italy. It then describes illegal immigration to Italy and the organization of the Italian labor market for the purpose of discussing the dynamics between, on the one hand, the growing political demands for immigration control and, on the other, the needs of the vast Italian underground economy, continuously attracting unskilled labor to Italy. This is followed by a focus on the three most important migrant work situations and a discussion of immigration from an Italian point of view; that is, the reception of the West African migrants (and the racist forms it sometimes takes) is analyzed as background to a brief overview of certain features of Italian society, culture, and politics.

Keywords:   reciprocity, day laboring, illegal immigration, Italy, Italian labor market, immigration control, underground economy, West African migrants

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.