Διάλεξη του Jordi Ibarz με θέμα «The dock workers of Barcelona. How their history helps us to understand migratory movements (late 19th-early 20th)»
Το Ινστιτούτο Μεσογειακών Σπουδών/ΙΤΕ σας καλεί στη διάλεξη του Jordi Ibarz με θέμα The dock workers of Barcelona. How their history helps us to understand migratory movements (late 19th-early 20th)
Πέμπτη, 18 Ιανουαρίου 2018 και ώρα 20.30
Αίθουσα Διαλέξεων ΙΜΣ, Νικηφόρου Φωκά 130, Ρέθυμνο
Universitat de Barcelona
The dock workers of Barcelona. How their history helps us to understand migratory movements (late 19th-early 20th).
In this session I show an historical analysis of the dock workers of Barcelona and I move from this case in the 1940s to the study of general migratory processes from late 19th to early 20th. Using techniques of nominal linkage, I draw (to the degree possible) the professional, migratory and personal trajectories of these workers from the place where they were born to their definitive settling in Barcelona as dock workers. With this case we can show an interpretation that differs of the general view of migration as torrents of people coming from countryside and from everywhere to the cites in search of work. I connect migration with the concept of pluriactivity and with the process of employment solidification experienced by workers during nineteenth and twentieth centuries. My principal hypothesis considers the existence of important migratory movements of a temporary nature, which became definitive migrations because of determined economic crises and transformations.
Jordi Ibarz (Barcelona, 1962) is professor of Modern History at the University of Barcelona and member of the research group "Work, Institutions and Gender". His main research interests are about dock workers and glass workers. He had published (in collaboration with others) "Working women 'de-unionization': the struggles for autonomy" (2011) and have in process of edition "Something more than "capital and labour": the mechanization of coal unloading in the port of Barcelona, 1896-1922" (2017) and "End of the guild system, liberalism and development of labour capitalist relations in the port of Barcelona, 1834-1873" (in Spanish) (2018). From February 2017 he is the IP of the Spanish team of SeaLiT, a ERC project, "Seafaring Lives in Transition".