How women use family networks to facilitate migration: a comparative study of Irish and Polish women in Britain
Ryan, Louise (2009) How women use family networks to facilitate migration: a comparative study of Irish and Polish women in Britain. The History of the Family, 14 (2). pp. 217-231. ISSN 1081-602X
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hisfam.2009.02.004
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Within migration studies there has been a tendency to focus on a single case study of a particular national group. Adopting a comparative approach may raise new and interesting questions or challenge conventional thinking on migration. While on the surface, at least, Irish and Polish migrants would appear to have many commonalities, there has been surprisingly little comparative analysis of these two groups. Drawing on my own research on these migrants in the British context, I focus on women as a large but under-researched aspect of both groups. This paper suggests ways in which such a comparison could be undertaken by using social networks as a useful comparative tool. A social networks perspective not only allows a probing analysis of migration strategies, but also provides a framework within which to compare across different migrant groups, such as for example, examining the role of family networks (here and there) in migration processes. In addition, this approach enables an examination of dynamism over time and how migrants develop relationships within spatially dispersed as well as locally embedded ties.
|Research Areas:||Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology|
Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Law > Social Policy Research Centre
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