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Brain circulation or precarious labour? Conceptualising temporariness in the UK’s National Health Service

Raghuram, Parvati (2014). Brain circulation or precarious labour? Conceptualising temporariness in the UK’s National Health Service. In: Vosko, Leah F.; Preston, Valerie and Latham, Robert eds. Liberating Temporariness?: Migration, Work and Citizenship in an Age of Insecurity. Montreal, Quebec: McGill-Queen's University Press, pp. 177–200.

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Abstract

Possession of skills alters the experience and implications of temporariness among migrants. While temporariness is associated with precarity for lesser skilled workers, the idea of precariousness is less readily applied to skilled workers. Rather, as the mobility of skilled workers is treated preferentially within contemporary society, these workers come to be associated with privileged exemptions, rather than exclusion. As a result, temporariness among skilled migrants is often redeemed through notions such as "brain circulation," which are seen as beneficial to both the migrants and to the societies through which they circulate.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2014 McGill-Queen's University Press
ISBN: 0-7735-4381-3, 978-0-7735-4381-2
Keywords: temporality; medicine; migration; doctors; NHS; foreign workers
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Item ID: 41167
Depositing User: Parvati Raghuram
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2014 08:36
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/41167
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