Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics, History and Political Science

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Volume LVI 1 - 2022

Taming the Mobility and Immobility Dilemma in Labour History: A Short Introduction

Claudia Bernardi,
pp. 3-12
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The article introduces the special issue “Mobility, Labour, Right: Historical Trajectories and Interactions in the Americas and Europe (XVII-XX Centuries)”.

This special issue explores the coexistence of mobility and immobility as constitutive elements for making the space of labour, and for sketching workers’ trajectories of autonomy and coercion. Each of these contributions brings the reader into the prismatic relation between workers’ spatial movement and juridical forms of management and control. The essays bring the reader across Europe and the Americas along three centuries, and each provides its own peculiar contribution to the general approach of the special issue by weaving a common fil rouge.