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The economic sociology of immigration : essays on networks, ethnicity, and entrepreneurship

Author: Alejandro Portes
Publisher: New York : Russell Sage Foundation, 1998, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview of sociological approaches to economic phenomena that provides the framework for six investigations into ethnic and immigrant labor networks and social resources, entrepreneurship, and cultural assimilation. Chapter six looks specifically at the black inner city to examine how insular cultural values hinder the acquisition of skills and jobs outside the neighborhood and chapter seven depicts the difference  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alejandro Portes
ISBN: 0871546817 9780871546814
OCLC Number: 39062326
Description: xvi, 310 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Economic sociology and the sociology of immigration : a conceptual overview / Alejandro Portes --
Socially expected durations and the economic adjustment of immigrants / Bryan R. Roberts --
Immigration and local labor markets / Saskia Sassen --
The economic sociology of firms and entrepreneurs / Mark Granovetter --
Expanding the interaction theory of entrepreneurship / Ivan Light and Carolyn Rosenstein --
Social and cultural capital in the urban ghetto : implications for the economic sociology of immigration / M. Patricia Fernández Kelly --
Children of immigrants : segmented assimilation and its determinants / Alejandro Portes.
Responsibility: Alejandro Portes, editor.

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Overview of sociological approaches to economic phenomena that provides the framework for six investigations into ethnic and immigrant labor networks and social resources, entrepreneurship, and cultural assimilation. Chapter six looks specifically at the black inner city to examine how insular cultural values hinder the acquisition of skills and jobs outside the neighborhood and chapter seven depicts the difference between the attitudes of American-born youths and those of recent immigrants and its effect on the economic success of immigrant children. [publisher web site].

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