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Conceptualising social networks and migration: empirical contributions and theoretical challenges

MIGRINTER (University of Poitiers, France) is organizing a Conference on "Conceptualising social networks and migration: empirical contributions and theoretical challenges" which will convene on May 26-27, 2003 in Poitiers (Institute CNRS).

Those who want to participate should contact Dimitrina Mihaylova, ISCA, University of Oxford and MIGRINTER, University of Poitiers (Dimitrina.mihaylova@linacre.ox.ac.uk) or William Berthomiere, MIGRINTER, MGHS, University of Poitiers (william.berthomiere@mshs.univ-poitiers.fr)

The programme invites on theoretical contributions and empirical research that have grounded network analysis in the study of social relations but remain conscious of the shortcomings of structural-functionalism and poststructuralism. Studies that analyse and describe predominantly qualitative data on the core elements of migrant networks, on size, density, multiplexity, strength of ties, intensity, reachability, durability, frequency, content and know-how in establishing and mobilising migrant networks are particularly welcome. The main focus of the conference is on how people are connected and not on the instrumentalisation of networks.

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Sunday, May 25, 2003 to Monday, May 26, 2003
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