Millionaire Migrants: Trans-Pacific Life Lines / Edition 1

Millionaire Migrants: Trans-Pacific Life Lines / Edition 1

by David Ley
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405192917

ISBN-13: 9781405192910

Pub. Date: 04/20/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Based on extensive interviewing and access to a wide range of databases, this is an examination of the migration career of wealthy migrants who left East Asia and relocated to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, in the 1980s and 1990s.

  • An interdisciplinary project based on over 15 years of research in Vancouver, Toronto, and Hong Kong,

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Overview

Based on extensive interviewing and access to a wide range of databases, this is an examination of the migration career of wealthy migrants who left East Asia and relocated to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, in the 1980s and 1990s.

  • An interdisciplinary project based on over 15 years of research in Vancouver, Toronto, and Hong Kong, with additional comparative visits and consultations in Sydney, Beijing, and Singapore
  • Traces the histories of the migrants families over a 25 year period
  • Offers a critical view of the spatial presuppositions of neo-liberal globalization, and an insertion of geography into transnational theory

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405192910
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/20/2010
Series:
RGS-IBG Book Series, #39
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

1 Introduction: Trans-Pacific Mobility and the New Immigration Paradigm 1

2 Transition: From the Orient to the Pacific Rim 32

3 Calculating Agents: Millionaire Migrants Meet the Canadian State 66

4 Geography (still) Matters: Homo Economicus and the Business Immigration Programme 98

5 Embodied Real Estate: The Cultural Mobility of Property 126

6 Immigrant Reception: Contesting Globalization ... or Resistant Racism? 162

7 Establishing Roots: From the Nuclear Family to Substantive Citizenship 196

8 Roots and Routes: The Myth of Return or Transnational Circulation? 225

9 Conclusion: Immigrants in Space 250

Notes 260

References 278

Index 309

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