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Author Amado, Maria Luisa, 1962-

Title Mexican immigrants in the labor market / Maria Luisa Amado.

Publication Info. New York : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2006.


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 208 pages).
Series The new Americans.
New Americans (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC)
Contents Mexican immigrants in the Atlanta job market -- The study -- Mexican immigrants in the "New South" -- The debate: strong versus weak network ties -- Y nosotras, qu? engendering immigrant networks -- Sociological perspectives on networks and job seeking -- Job-seeking and network ties -- Strong ties, settlement, and job seeking amongst Latin American immigrants in the U.S -- Immigrant women's networks: the salience of gender in network formation and development -- Investigating Mexican immigrants in Atlanta: field research and data collection -- Research setting and study participants -- Data collection -- Data analyses -- Profile of the informants -- Socio-demographic characteristics -- Migration history -- Network connections upon arrival in the host society -- Weak and strong ties in the immigrant network -- Redefining strong and weak ties -- Ties of paisanaje -- "El coyote" -- Dónde hay chamba? looking for a job in Atlanta -- Formal job-seeking strategies -- Men at work: informal job seeking strategies amongst male immigrants -- From braceros to braceras: informal job-seeking strategies amongst female immigrants -- The strength of strong ties: men's stories of paisanaje -- Hermanos que dan la mano: case study of an immigrant supported by his paisanos -- Ties that bind: relatives and friends as work links -- What matters is who you know -- Los esquinados: "free men" in a wild market -- The long and lonely road: case study of an immigrant without network ties in the U.S -- Street corner sociology: understanding la esquina as a job market -- Marginal paisanas: women's stories -- Unfulfilled dreams: case study of a woman who relied on weak ties -- Bound in the household and unbound in the market -- Gender matters -- Conclusion -- The debate: strong or weak ties? -- Who draws strength from strong ties? The significance of gender -- Social networks revisited -- Bibliography -- Appendix I -- Interview guide (Spanish version) -- English version -- Appendix II.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-187) and index.
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Subject Foreign workers, Mexican -- Georgia -- Atlanta.
Foreign workers, Mexican -- Social networks -- Georgia -- Atlanta.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Amado, Maria Luisa, 1962- Mexican immigrants in the labor market. New York : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2006 (DLC) 2006009811
ISBN 9781593322274 (electronic bk.)
1593322275 (electronic bk.)
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