Migrant organisations: embodied community capital?

D'Angelo, Alessio (2015) Migrant organisations: embodied community capital? In: Migrant Capital: Networks, Identities and Strategies. Ryan, Louise, Erel, Umut and D'Angelo, Alessio, eds. Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship . Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 83-101. ISBN 9781137348791, pbk-ISBN 9781349467716, e-ISBN 9781137348807. [Book Section] (doi:10.1057/9781137348807_6)

Abstract

Migrant organisations have been conceptualised as a reflection of ethnic-social networks and almost an embodiment of community level social capital. However, the development and networking practices of these organisations are driven by a much broader set of factors, including divisions within a community and the local opportunity structure. In this chapter, D’Angelo focuses on the case of Kurdish community organisations in London and discusses the effectiveness of mixed-methods Social Networks Analysis (SNA) to explore these aspects. His empirical research confirms the important role of community organisations in fostering social capital at individual and community level, but also reveals the co-existence of conflicts and cooperation within these networks and the potential tensions between the interests of individual organisations and those of the broader community.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords (uncontrolled): Social Networks, Migration, Social Capital
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Social Policy Research Centre
Item ID: 15568
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Depositing User: Alessio D'angelo
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2015 16:22
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2020 09:02
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/15568

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