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Danson and Jentsch (2009) The new Scottish rural labour market: processes of inclusion and exclusion Defining ‘rural’ as a settlement comprising a population of less than 3,000 people, Danson and Jentsch (2009) consider past debate surrounding the rural labour market. Previously, this market had been concerned with outward migration of Scotland’s youth in search of better employment opportunities. Danson and Jentsch update this understanding, providing a contemporary perspective that takes account of the dynamics of current inward migration to rural Scotland. Their analysis of the labour market and rural migration touches on the contrasting experiences of inclusion and exclusion. On one hand migrant workers are viewed as valued employees who help to sustain rural communities. On the other hand, they experience public negativity in terms of housing allocation and competition for employment. In essence, the authors contend that rather than developing policy centred on particular social groups, policy should be developed to address the issues that surround processes of labour market exclusion. See related studies such as Danson and Jentsch (2012); de Lima (2012); de Lima and Wright (2009). Read More Visit site £ Scotland Book
Shubin (2011) “Where Can a Gypsy Stop?” Rethinking mobility in Scotland Shubin (2011) provides a socio-cultural study examining how access and participation within Scottish society is impacted on by Scottish Travellers’ itinerant lifestyle. In addition, the research looks at how the Traveller way of life is portrayed. Moves to accommodate the practice of Scotland’s Traveller community (both politically and economically) are assessed through analysis of empirical research findings. As a result, Shubin (2011) is able to examine how general understandings of Traveller practice neglect key elements of their nomadic way of life. Formal definitions of travel are found to be constrictive and serve only to perpetuate Traveller marginalisation. For further studies on mobility and exclusion, see Shubin (2012a), Shubin (2012b) and Shubin and Dickey (2013). Also see Bromley et al. (2007) on Scottish attitudes to discrimination, de Lima et al. (2011) includes consideration of Traveller ethnicity within a study of ethnicity and poverty and Deuchar and Bhopal (2013) discuss how marginalisation of Traveller children can be addressed within the school environment. Read More Visit site £ Scotland Journal article
Shubin (2012a) Living on the move: Mobility, religion and exclusion of Eastern European migrants in rural Scotland In this study of transnational mobility, Shubin (2012a) focuses on the importance of spirituality to Eastern European migrants in rural Scotland. The author argues that an understanding of the spirituality of the migrant group is key to bridging the social gaps created by migration. Rural institutions - including the church – often neglect this aspect of migrant identity. Recognition of the migrants’ spirituality is seen as integral to tackling migration-induced community division and, to the construction of new social environments. Also see Shubin (2012b) which finds that churches’ failure to consider the complexities of migration experiences of Eastern European migrants is inhibiting integration and Shubin and Dickey (2013) who explore the interplay between migrant mobility and employment of Eastern European workers across Scotland. Also see Shubin (2011) on the impact of an itinerant lifestyle and Deuchar and Bhopal (2013) on addressing marginalisation within the school environment. Read More Visit site £ EU Scotland Journal article
Shubin (2012b) The Church and mobility: Dealing with the exclusion of Eastern European migrants in Rural Scotland Shubin (2012b) argues that rural institutions and the church often fail to recognise the complexities of migration as experienced by Eastern European migrants to Scotland. As a result, these institutions can be slow to recognise and support migrants’ needs. This failure can inhibit integration and lead to exclusion. The research takes account of the intricacies of migrants’ wider social links alongside their own support strategies and networks. The article provides an interesting account of ways in which the church in Scotland might explore its own role in the process of encouraging migrant inclusion. In addition, the church, together with other rural institutions, can make pro-active changes which would demonstrate an appreciation of the migrant experience. Ultimately, such steps could empower marginalised communities in Scotland’s rural areas. Also see the study by Shubin (2012a) which focuses on the importance of spirituality to Eastern European migrants in rural Scotland. Read More Visit site £ EU Scotland Journal article