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Faculty Book: Maritsa V. Poros

Maritsa V. Poros

Modern Migrations: Gujarati Indian Networks in New York and London
(Stanford University Press, 2010)

Although globalization seems like a recent phenomenon linked to migration, some groups have used social networks to migrate great distances for centuries. To gain new insights into migration today, Modern Migrations takes a closer look at the historical presence of globalization with a focus on the lives of Gujarati Indians in New York and London. Gujarati migration flows span four continents, across several centuries; Poros reveals the inner workings of their social networks and how these networks relate to migration flows. Championing a relational view, she examines which kinds of ties result in dead-end jobs and which lead to economic mobility. In the process, she speaks to central debates in the field about the economic and cultural roots of migration’s causes and its surprising consequences. Maritsa V. Poros (Asst. Prof., GC/City) is on the doctoral faculty in sociology.

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Submitted on: OCT 19, 2010

Category: Faculty Books, Sociology