Belonging, temporariness and seasonal labour: working holidaymakers’ experiences in regional Australia

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Anderson, Esther. 2018. "Belonging, temporariness and seasonal labour: working holidaymakers’ experiences in regional Australia." Werth, Shalene and Brownlow, Charlotte (ed.) Work and identity: contemporary perspectives on workplace diversity. Cham, Switzerland. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 117-131
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Belonging, temporariness and seasonal labour: working holidaymakers’ experiences in regional Australia

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2865
Book TitleWork and identity: contemporary perspectives on workplace diversity
Authors
AuthorAnderson, Esther
EditorsWerth, Shalene and Brownlow, Charlotte
Page Range117-131
SeriesPalgrave Explorations in Workplace Stigma
Chapter Number9
Number of Pages15
Year2018
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
ISBN9783319739359
9783319739366
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73936-6_9
Web Address (URL)https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319739359
Abstract

Seasonal labour connects temporary migrants to regional Australian communities through the specific conditions attached to temporary visas. Regional areas and temporary migrants are mutually interdependent; regional areas often depend on seasonal labour to sustain the agriculture industry and unskilled labour allows seasonal workers (typically temporary migrants and holiday workers) to satisfy visa requirements. In these contexts, length of stay positions temporary workers as being permanently in-between places. Temporariness in this sense is marked as a ‘condition’ or ‘status’ that contributes to the marginalisation of transient groups such as working holidaymakers, who typically maintain far less claim over space than more long-term residents.

Keywordsworkplace, work, diversity, inclusion, seasonal labour, working holidays
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470211. Migrant cultural studies
440107. Social and cultural anthropology
440199. Anthropology not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Arts and Communication
Journal TitleWork and identity: Contemporary perspectives on workplace diversity
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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