Migration Citizenship Labour

Latin American World-Makers Resisting Crisis in Madrid

  • Lara Jüssen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Lara Jüssen
    Pages 15-37
  3. Lara Jüssen
    Pages 39-86
  4. Lara Jüssen
    Pages 87-128
  5. Lara Jüssen
    Pages 129-155
  6. Lara Jüssen
    Pages 267-286
  7. Lara Jüssen
    Pages 287-290
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 291-319

About this book


Lara Jüssen takes the case of Latin American household and construction workers in Madrid to show how ir/regular labour migrants make citizenship available for themselves through emplacements, embodiments and enactments of citizenship. After describing the sociopolitical context of crisis and resistance in Spain, citizenship is anthropologized in order to approach it through the workplace: the private household and the construction site. Based on empirical results from interviews, it is analyzed how citizenship is emplaced through ego-centered networks and assemblages that situate the migrants’ social belonging; how it is embodied through carving out of identities of the migrant workers, intersectionality of gender, ethnicity, and class, affects that imprint workers’ bodies, and experiences of violence at the workplace; then citizenships’ enactment is scrutinized through workers’ empowerment for rights, individually at the workplace and collectively through demonstrations and political theater performance in urban public space.

  • Latin American labour migration to Madrid
  • Citizenship theory
  • Actor-centered approach based on emplacement, embodiment, and enactment of citizenship
  • Social relations at the workplace
Target Groups 
  • Scholars of migration sociology, anthropology, and social sciences
  • Practicioners interested in political economy, gender, labour, and migration studies
The Author
Lara Jüssen is a cultural and social anthropologist with specialization in migration sociology.


Social movement and Spanish crisis Gender and Intersectionality Emplacement, embodiment, enactment of citizenship Migrant Latin American household Contruction workers s in Madrid Affekt Theory Belonging, networks and urban assemblages

Authors and affiliations

  • Lara Jüssen
    • 1
  1. 1.Universität Bonn BonnGermany

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