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Trabajo y sociedad

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MARTINEZ, María José. The cabecilla and cuadrillas in the formation of transient labor migration from Nueva Francia (Santiago del Estero) south of the province of Buenos Aires (Argentina). Trab. soc. [online]. 2017, n.28, pp.253-265. ISSN 1514-6871.

This article looks at the story of a group of santiagueños rural workers have a long labor migration path, mainly in the south of the province of Buenos Aires. The special status when these workers is that the migration process which conforms participate exceptions, commanded by a "cabecilla" and from the grouping in "cuadrillas". Therefore the main objective of this paper is to describe the analysis of their stories, the importance of this relationship that is built between the leader and members of the gangs. As methodological strategy it uses an "explanatory approach" from a case study. The choice of a form of qualitative approach seeks to understand and analyze in a given context and time behavior of social actors. Among the most interesting features is to highlight the importance of the dyad formed by the leader and the gang, as one of the most important components to consider in the construction of migrant process, not only as a means of recruitment and disciplining workers, but also as a mechanism of organization within this segment of workers in a context totally precarious.

Keywords : Temporary labor migration; Job placement; Leader; Gang; Argentina; Santiago del Estero.

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