The volume and dynamics of international migration and transnational social spaces / Thomas Faist.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Faist, Thomas, 1959-
Published: Oxford : New York : Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press, 2000.
Physical Description:xiv, 380 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Format: Book
  • Lacunae of migration and post-migration research
  • A review of dominant theories of international migration
  • Situating the first puzzle: why so few migrants and why so many?
  • The crucial meso link: social capital in social and symbolic ties
  • The selective function of social capital: why are there so few migrants out of most places?
  • The selective and diffusion functions of social capital: why so may migrants out of so few places?
  • The bridging functions of social capital: transnational social spaces
  • The adaptive functions of social capital: transnationalization and nation-state membership
  • Elements for multi-level research on international migration and post-migration processes.