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Millionaire Migrants: Trans-Pacific Life Lines / Edition 1

Millionaire Migrants: Trans-Pacific Life Lines / Edition 1

by David Ley


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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)

About the Author

David Ley is Canada Research Chair of Geography at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. His research examines the social geography of gateway cities, including relations between immigration and urbanisation, and gentrification and housing markets. He is the author of The New Middle Class and the Remaking of the Central City  (1996), and A Social Geography of the City (1983), co-author of Neighbourhood Organizations and the Welfare State (1994), and co-editor of Place/Culture/Representation (1993). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the Pierre Trudeau Foundation.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures vi

List of Tables viii

Series Editors' Preface ix

Acknowledgements x

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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"Millionaire Migrants is well illustrated, written in an approachable style and supplemented with an extensive bibliography. Scholars and students in migration studies, especially those who are interested in the Vancouver case, will certainly find this book enjoyable and useful." (Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 10 November 2011)

"This is a book to dip into to find inspiration." (PPR, May 2010)‘Students of international migrants typically focus on the trials and tribulations of poor and low-skilled people in a not very welcoming society. Their work, while valuable, does not always reflect the intricacies of the processes of international mobility and transnational connectivity as we know them today. David Ley’s multi-level study is a welcome correction to this one-sided representation. He carefully addresses the various aspects of the complex lives of millionaire migrants, resulting in a well-written and insightful book.’
—Jan Rath, Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES), University of Amsterdam

‘In Millionaire Migrants, David Ley once more demonstrates his international leadership in the field of social and cultural Geography, with this dazzling account of the transnational circulatory flows of Chinese between East Asia and Canada. Ley sees through the claims made for the success of business migration to the rather more modest achievements underneath.’
—Ceri Peach, University of Oxford

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