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Gang labour in UK; Industrial ruination

Laurie Taylor discusses a ground-breaking study of urban decline in three different communities. Also, the rise of gang labour in the UK.

Industrial Ruination - the landscapes and legacies of post Industrial decline. Laurie Taylor talks to Alice Mah about her comparative study into urban dereliction in 3 contrasting contexts - Newcastle, Uk; Niagara Falls, Canada; and Ivanova, Russia. Also, the geographer, Kendra Strauss, discusses her research into the origins and rise of gang labour in the UK. She's joined by Ben Rogaly who has done extensive research into forced labour and exploitation in British horticulture.

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

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28 minutes

Ben Rogaly

Professor of Human Geography, Sussex University


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Intensification of workplace regimes in British horticulture: the role of migrant workers

Population, Space and Place

Special Issue: International Migration to Non-Metropolitan Areas

Volume 14, Issue 6, pages 497–510, November/December 2008

DOI: 10.1002/psp.502



Peterborough project: 'Places for all?'

Exploring Peterborough residents' stories through words, photographs, film and theatre


Kendra Strauss

Lecturer and Fellow of Robinson College (Director of Studies for Geography), Cambridge University


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Abstract: Unfree Again: Social Reproduction, Flexible Labour Markets and the Resurgence of Gang Labour in the UK


Volume 45, Issue 1, pages 180–197, January 2013

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2012.00997.x


Alice Mah

Assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Warwick


Find out more about Alice Mah



Industrial Ruination, Community and Place: Landscapes and Legacies of Urban Decline

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN-10: 1442613572

ISBN-13: 978-1442613577


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