Die perfekte Migration? : Saisonarbeit in der deutschen Landwirtschaft vor und während der Corona-Pandemie

At the beginning of the Corona pandemic in spring 2020, seasonal workers in Germany’s agricultural were briefly at the center of public attention. Dorothea Biaback Anong situates her analysis of the German seasonal work regime before and during the pandemic within the long history of seasonal work migration to and within Germany. In doing so, she identifies continuities beyond the changes induced by the pandemic. Drawing on migration studies literature, the author discusses her central observation that the economic interest in migrant labor and the national-conservative interest in restricting migration—interests that otherwise conflict strongly in the political discourse on migration— merge and mutually reinforce each other in the political negotiations around seasonal migrant workers in agriculture.

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