Millionaire Migrants: Trans-Pacific Life Lines by David LeyMillionaire Migrants: Trans-Pacific Life Lines by David Ley

Millionaire Migrants: Trans-Pacific Life Lines

byDavid Ley

Paperback | April 12, 2010

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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
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...
Title:Millionaire Migrants: Trans-Pacific Life LinesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:326 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.8 inPublished:April 12, 2010Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1405192925

ISBN - 13:9781405192927


Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Series Editors' Preface.


1 Introduction: Trans-Pacific Mobility and the New Immigration Paradigm.

2 Transition: From the Orient to the Pacifi c Rim.

3 Calculating Agents: Millionaire Migrants Meet the Canadian State.

4 Geography (still) Matters: Homo Economicus and the Business Immigration Programme.

5 Embodied Real Estate: The Cultural Mobility of Property.

6 Immigrant Reception: Contesting Globalization… or Resistant Racism?

7 Establishing Roots: From the Nuclear Family to Substantive Citizenship.

8 Roots and Routes: The Myth of Return or Transnational Circulation?

9 Conclusion: Immigrants in Space.