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Looking for Weak Ties: Using a Mixed Methods Approach to Capture Elusive Connections

In the first of our new videocast series, Louise Ryan introduces her recent paper on the social networks of migrants and the role that weak ties play in finding jobs commensurate with qualifications. Read more about this project on the SPERI blog. Originally posted 30th October 2016

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Joining the Dots: Music and Social Networks

Date: 16-18 June 2015 Location: Manchester This Sociological Review/Mitchell Centre Symposium at the University of Manchester brings together a diverse array of speakers to explore the role of social networks in the collective life of music. The event is free but registration is essential: e-mail rachel.emms@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk to register. There is a full programme available here. Speakers include: Pete Martin, […]

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Negotiating Employability: Zimbabwean High Skilled Migrants and their Capitals

By Roda Madziva, Juliet Thondhlana, Simon McGrath Migration, settlement and employment in a new country have always been linked strongly to kinship and friendship networks. However, the exact mechanisms operating and their relative importance continue to be a matter of academic debate. Our recently published paper in the Sociological Review: ‘Negotiating employability: migrant capitals and […]

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