The migrant as a nexus of social relations: An empirical analysis

Him CHUNG*, Kai chi Leung

*Corresponding author for this work

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Geographers have sought to explain the social and spatial integration (or nonintegration) of migrants in cities across the globe. Models are often proposed to provide insights on the formation, development and transformation of urban ethnic communities. While these models vary on why migrants live and work in certain areas of a city, they generally agree that ‘migrants’ are an ontologic - ally given, categorically ready-made group for study. Using this as a starting point for research studies can, however, result in a rather limited analysis of migration patterns, as the connection with other social science fields of study is restricted.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsian Cities, Migrant Labor and Contested Spaces
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780203844953
ISBN (Print)0203844955, 9780415854979, 9780415564489
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2010

Publication series

NameRoutledge Contemporary Asia Series

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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