Cultivating Precarisation: Intersecting Vulnerabilities of Syrian Refugees in the Turkish Agricultural Sector

Dedeoglu S.

WORK EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIETY, vol.36, no.2, pp.345-361, 2022 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/09500170211041298
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ASSIA, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Periodicals Index Online, ABI/INFORM, Gender Studies Database, PAIS International, Political Science Complete, Psycinfo, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.345-361
  • Keywords: children and women, intersecting vulnerabilities, precarisation, Turkish agricultural sector, GENDER, WOMEN
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: No


This article explores how the vulnerabilities of Syrian refugees influence their integration into Turkish labour markets, in particular the agricultural sector. 'Vulnerable integration' refers to the inclusion of the most vulnerable migrant labour - women and children - in the face of rivalry among different segments of the precariat to obtain existing agricultural jobs. With a focus on intersectional vulnerabilities and the feminisation of precarisation of Syrian labour in Turkey, I aim to highlight the interconnectedness between women's production and social reproduction. Therefore, I develop a sociological multidimensional dynamic way of thinking about the integration of Syrian refugee labour in Turkey's seasonal agricultural labour markets.