The Seventh Man

  title={The Seventh Man},
  author={John Berger},
  journal={Race \& Class},
  pages={251 - 257}
  • John Berger
  • Published 1 January 1975
  • Economics
  • Race & Class
The following extract from John Berger's The Seventh Man, to be published by Penguin's in Spring 1975,* examines the political implications of migrant labour in West European countries. In Germany and Great Britain, one out of seven manual workers is an immigrant. 

The Contradictions of Transnational Migration: A Discussion

I would like to begm my comments with a simple but crucial point, most forcefully called to our attention by John Berger and Jean Mohr’s marvelously poetic and analytically insightful book-A Seventh

Albanians in the Greek informal economy.

  • E. Droukas
  • Sociology
    Journal of ethnic and migration studies
  • 1998
The controversial issue of Albanian criminality, and the social construction of negative stereotypes through prejudicial representations of Albanians by the Greek media are examined.

Immigration and citizenship debates: reflections of ten common themes.

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Migrant workers and the north of Ireland: between neo-liberalism and sectarianism

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The struggle for independence

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Sometimes a Crime: Illegal Immigration and Hong Kong

This article deals with the policies controlling migration from China to the British colony of Hong Kong. Immigrants have been responded to in different ways by the Hong Kong authorities, and often