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Precarious Lives: Forced labour, exploitation and asylum

Hannah Lewis, Peter Dwyer, Stuart Hodkinson, and Louise Waite


This ground-breaking book presents the first evidence of forced labour among displaced migrants who seek refuge in the UK. Through a critical engagement with contemporary debates about precarity, unfreedom and socio-legal status, the book explores how asylum and forced labour are linked, and enmeshed in a broader picture of modern slavery produced through globalised working conditions. Drawing on original evidence generated in fieldwork with refugees and asylum seekers, the book will contribute to ongoing academic and policy debates on the causes of, and solutions to, forced and exploitative l ... More

Keywords: forced labour, refugees, asylum seekers, migrant workers, precarity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781447306900
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447306900.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hannah Lewis, author
University of Leeds, UK

Peter Dwyer, author

Stuart Hodkinson, author