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In an important new application of sociological theories, Nadia Y. Flores-Yeffal offers fresh insights into the ways in which social networks function among immigrants who arrive in the United States from Mexico without legal documentation. She asks and examines important questions about the commonalities and differences in networks for this group compared with other immigrants, and she identifies “trust” as a major component of networking among those who have little if any legal protection.

Revealing the complexities behind social networks of international migration, Migration-Trust Networks: Social Cohesion in Mexican US-Bound Emigration provides an empirical and theoretical analysis of how social networks of international migration operate in the transnational context. Further, the book clarifies how networking creates chain migration effects observable throughout history.

Flores-Yeffal’s study extends existing social network theories, providing a more detailed description of the social micro- and macrodynamics underlying the development and expansion of social networks used by undocumented Mexicans to migrate and integrate within the United States, with trust relationships as the basis of those networks. In addition, it incorporates a transnational approach in which the migrant’s place of origin, whether rural or urban, becomes an important variable. Migration-Trust Networks encapsulates the new realities of undocumented migration from Latin America and contributes to the academic discourse on international migration, advancing the study of social networks of migration and of social networks in general.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. p. 1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xiii-xxii
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  1. Chapter One: Migration-Trust Networks
  2. pp. 1-40
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  1. Chapter Two: The Social and Contextual Components of Migration-Trust Networks
  2. pp. 41-66
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  1. Chapter Three: “Hoy por mí, Mañana por ti”: Social Capital Shared via Migration-Trust Networks
  2. pp. 67-86
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  1. Chapter Four: Expanding Networks
  2. pp. 87-108
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  1. Chapter Five: Migration-Trust Networks at the Macro Level
  2. pp. 109-132
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  1. Chapter Six: Migration-Trust Networks: Expanding Current Theory
  2. pp. 133-156
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  1. Chapter Seven: Advantages and Disadvantages of Migration-Trust Networks
  2. pp. 157-170
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  1. Chapter Eight: Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  2. pp. 171-186
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  1. References
  2. pp. 187-194
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781603449632
Related ISBN
9781603448260
MARC Record
OCLC
841909868
Pages
224
Launched on MUSE
2013-11-15
Language
English
Open Access
No
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