Strawberry fields forever?: Bulgarian and Romanian student workers in the UK

  title={Strawberry fields forever?: Bulgarian and Romanian student workers in the UK},
  author={Mariya Ivancheva},
This article is based on fieldwork conducted among Romanian and Bulgarian students working under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme in the UK. It shows how a public discourse on the benefits of and for immigrant seasonal workers silences the voices of these workers. It also discusses how a hidden transcript of the student workers shows they are deeply frustrated about their exploitation in terms of wages, living conditions, and the fact that they have come to the UK on false promises of… 
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