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Difference and distinction? Non-migrant and migrant networks

Raghuram, Parvati; Henry, Leroi and Bornat, Joanna (2010). Difference and distinction? Non-migrant and migrant networks. Sociology, 44(4) pp. 623–641.

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Abstract

In recent years the role of social networks, and of social capital, in shaping migrants' lived experiences and particularly, their employment opportunity has increasingly come to be recognised. However, very little of this research has adopted a relational understanding of the migrant experience, taking the influence of non-migrants' own networks on migrants as an important factor in influencing their labour market outcomes. This paper critiques the alterity and marginality automatically ascribed to migrants that is implicit in existing ways of thinking about migrant networks. The paper draws on oral history interviews with geriatricians who played an important role in the establishment of the discipline during the second half of the twentieth century to explore the importance and power of non-migrant networks in influencing migrant labour market opportunities in the UK medical labour market.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2010 Sage Publications
ISSN: 0038-0385
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetRES-062-23-0514ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
Extra Information: Related articles arising from the same research grant:

Bornat, Joanna; Henry, Leroi and Raghuram, Parvati (2009). 'Don't mix race with the specialty': interviewing South Asian overseas-trained geriatricians'. Oral History, 37(1), pp. 74-84.

Raghuram, Parvati; Bornat, Joanna and Henry, Leroi (2009). Ethnic clustering among South Asian geriatricians in the UK: an oral history study. Diversity in Health and Care, 16(4), pp. 287-296.
Keywords: South Asian doctors; migrant networks; social capital; oral history; non-migrant networks
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Geography
Health and Social Care
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
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Item ID: 19815
Depositing User: Colin Smith
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2010 12:05
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2014 22:50
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/19815
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