Migrant Friendships in a Super-Diverse City

Russian-Speakers and their Social Relationships in London in the 21st Century



Table of contents
Migrant Friendships in a Super-Diverse City
Russian-Speakers and their Social Relationships in London in the 21st Century
€29.90

eBook €19.99

About the book

Details

This timely book offers an integrative and critical approach to the conceptualization of diversity of social ties in contemporary urban migrant populations. It explores the informal relationships of migrants in London and how the construction and the dynamics of their social ties function as a part of urban sociality within the super?diversity of London. Based on the results of a qualitative study of Russian-speaking migrants, it targets the four main themes of transnationalism, ethnicity, cosmopolitanization, and friendship. Acknowledging the complexity of the ways in which contemporary migrants rely on social relationships, the author argues that this complexity cannot be fully grasped by theories of transnationalism or explanations of ethnic communities alone. Instead, one can gather a closer understanding of migrant sociality when adding the analysis of informal relationships in different locations and with different subjects. This book suggests that friendship should be seen as an important concept for all research on migrant social connections.
The author

About the author

Darya Malyutina, PhD, is a social scientist researching post-Soviet and Russian-speaking migration to the UK, super-diversity, informal relationships, transnationalism, and cross-border political practices.
Reviews

Reviews

"This book offers fascinating insights into the experiences of a neglected migrant group in London while also providing careful analysis of the multicultural dynamics of a super-diverse city. Darya Malyutina has opened up a new strand of migration studies"-Dr. Claire Dwyer, Reader in Human Geography, Co-Director of the Migration Research Unit, University College London
Additional Information

Additional Information

Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Author Darya Malyutina, Claire Dwyer
Editor Andreas Umland
Number of pages 172
Language English
Publication date Oct 1, 2015
Weight (kg) 0.2000
ISBN-13 9783838206523