17 Nov 2023
Book Launch: Social Networks And Migration - Relocations, Relationships and Resources
Join us for the launch of Professor Louise Ryan's book at 4pm on Nov 20th at the Dora Allman Room in the HUB, UCC, This event takes places as part of the UCC Futures Festival of Social Sciences. Leading migration researcher Louise Ryan's topical and intersectional book provides rich insights into migrants' social networks. It draws on more than 200 interviews with migrants who followed various transnational routes in every decade since the 1940s, in order to build valuable longitudinal perspectives and comparisons. With a particular focus on London, it charts how social networks are formed and sustained, how trust is developed and how social support is accessed, and explores the key oppportunities and obstacles that migrants might encounter. This is a seminal fusion of migration studies and social network analysis that casts new light on both subjects essential for those interested in immigration, ethnicity, diversity and inequalities. Professor Louise Ryan is Senior Professor of Sociology and Director of the Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre at London Metropolitan University. Refreshments served from 3.45pm.