Preface. Floya Anthias -- PART I: CAPITALS -- Introduction. Understanding 'Migrant Capital' -- 1. Thinking Migrant Capitals Intersectionally: Using a Biographical Approach; Umut Erel -- 2. Embodied Cultural Capital and the Study of Ethnic Inequalities; Maja Cederberg -- 3. Breaking through the Glass Ceiling: Intercultural Communication and the Career Experiences of Skilled Immigrant Managers; Suhair Deeb and Harald Bauder -- 4. The Role of Care in Developing Capitals among Caribbean Migrant Families; Tracey Reynolds -- PART II: MIGRANTS' ACTIVISM AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT -- 5. Migrant Organisations: Embodied Community Capital?; Alessio D'Angelo -- 6. Diaspora, the Internet and Social Capital; Janroj Keles -- 7. Ethnic Social Capital and Political Participation of Immigrants; Barbara Herman and Dirk Jacobs -- PART III: EMBEDDING AND INTEGRATING NETWORKS -- 8. Embedding in Motion: Analysing Relational, Spatial and Temporal Dynamics among Highly Skilled Migrants; Louise Ryan and Jon Mulholland -- 9. Looking Inside the Ethnic Enclave: Inequality, Social Capital and Transnationalism; Još Luis Molina, Hugo Valenzuela-Gar̕ca, Miranda Jessica Lubbers, Alejandro Gar̕ca-Ma̕cas, and Judith Pampalona -- 10. Paths of Legal Integration and Migrant Social Networks: The Case of Filipina and Romanian Female Domestic Workers in Italy; Tiziana Caponio -- 11. Network Embeddedness of Migrants: Exploring Variations across Three Neighbourhoods in Vienna; Philipp Schnell, Josef Kohlbacher and Ursula Reeger -- 12. A Spectrum of Integration: Examining Combinations of Bonding and Bridging Social Capital and Network Heterogeneity amongst Australian Refugee and Skilled Migrants; Roger Patulny.
Migrant Capital presents state-of-the-art empirical, theoretical and methodological perspectives on migration, networks, social and cultural capital, exploring the ways in which these bodies of literature can inform and strengthen each other. In so doing, it brings the theoretical and methodological dimensions into dialogue with each other. The migrants discussed in the book are ethnically and socio-economically diverse and have a range of migratory trajectories and experiences. Various types of networks are looked at and compared: intra-ethnic and inter-ethnic; locally-based, national and transnational; informal and formal, including migrant community organisations. Migrant Capital is international in focus drawing on research from Australia, North America, the Caribbean and across Europe. Migration research often focuses on individual cases, thereby running the risk of over-emphasising the peculiarities of particular migrant groups and locations, leading to criticisms of empirical nationalism. The range of case studies in this collection can open up a comparative perspective in order to contribute to a broader theoretical framework rooted in empirical research.