Millionaire Migrants: Trans-Pacific Life Lines

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 2, 2011 - Business & Economics - 328 pages
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

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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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