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Remote Relocations: Work, Precarity and the Inclusion of Newcomers on Lolland

Project: Research

  • Københavns Professionshøjskole
  • University of Copenhagen
  • Københavns Universitet
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This project explores how the everyday inclusion of newcomers in a Danish rural
area is shaped by precarities of work and place. Through collaborative ethnography among recognized refugees, international work migrants, unemployed national migrants, and relocated state employees on Lolland, four subprojects explore these precarities in relation to a fifth, cross-cutting subproject on local infrastructure. Academically, the project uses precarity and infrastructures to conceptualize and ground migratory formations not commonly analyzed together. The project thus rethinks integration debates in socially broad and conceptually novel terms. Simultaneously, it invokes a rural case to develop international research on the relationship between multiple precarious positions and the ways they are emplaced. Practically, the project builds awareness among local partners of the experiences among and across particular newcomers, contributing to efforts at labour integration and newcomer retention.
Short titleRemote Relocations
Effective start/end date01/08/201931/10/2021


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