"Revisiting Migrant Networks Migrants and their Descendants in Labour Markets" A New Book by IMISCOE

Networks of Migrants and Descendants

On 20th September, IMISCOE will launch the new book "Revisiting Migrant Networks. Migrants and their Descendants in Labour Markets" by the editors Elif Keskiner (Vrije University, Amsterdam), Michael Eve (University of Eastern Piedmont, Alessandria) and Louise Ryan (London Metropolitan University). Over the 90 minutes of the online events, the editors will present the main points of the research and its originality. Organizers will invite a panel of experts to discuss the content of the book. 

Date: 20 Sept 2022, 17:00 CEST, Online

The event is free but pre-booking on the following link is essential to in order to gain access to the online platform: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/book-launch-re-visiting-migrant-networks-migrants-and-their-descendants-registration-368860219847

The book is available for open access: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94972-3 

The book investigates the impact of networks of migrants and their descendants in accessing the labour market. Authors point out the need to comprehend more deeply the role that networks have and not limit their understanding to the social networks among people of the same ethnicity.  

The book "Revisiting Migrant Networks. Migrants and their Descendants in Labour Markets" investigates how these networks influence the labour trajectories of migrants and their descendants; rather than using a narrow essentializing ethnic lens, the research presented in this book investigates intersectional identities of class, generation and gender. Through the examination of diverse types of capital - above all the social capital - this book offers insights into power dynamics and the potentially exclusionary dimension of networks.

The particularity of this work is the long-term perspective on the research object; indeed, the authors explore the topic by looking at how migrants and their descendants mobilize capital and resources, within their network, to overcome difficulties and discrimination, developing better conditions within the labour market. 

Based upon both quantitative and qualitative data, the book provides a primary source for scholars, students and decision-makers.