Migration Studies and Social Capital: a Brief Analysis

Author/s Michele Bertani
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/1 Language Italian
Pages 21 P. 9-29 File size 311 KB
DOI 10.3280/SP2012-001002
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In this essay the author analyzes contemporary migration, a central issue in the globalized world, through a particular sociological point of view: the social capital. The author presents a review of the scientific results of various scholars, who for various reasons have been dealing with migration studies, using the concept of social capital as a tool for innovative analysis. Starting from this literature, the author initially introduces issues and topics related to migration studies, with the aim to formulate a classification that takes into account the different emerging approaches.

Keywords: Social Capital, Immigration, Social Cohesion, Cultural Diversity, Multiculturalism.

Michele Bertani, Il capitale sociale nello studio delle migrazioni: riflessioni introduttive in "SOCIOLOGIA E POLITICHE SOCIALI" 1/2012, pp 9-29, DOI: 10.3280/SP2012-001002