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Thank you for introducing me to Mizoram and the issues affecting that
area as well as its culture and beauty.
An excellent book on extreme poverty and the fragmentation of family
networks is "Fragmented Ties: Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America
In one of the most comprehensive treatments of Salvadoran immigration to
date, Cecilia Menjívar gives a vivid and detailed account of the inner
workings of the networks by which immigrants leave their homes in
Central America to start new lives in the Mission District of San
Francisco. Menjívar traces crucial aspects of the immigrant experience,
from reasons for leaving El Salvador, to the long and perilous journey
through Mexico, to the difficulty of finding work, housing, and daily
necessities in San Francisco. /Fragmented Ties/ argues that hostile
immigration policies, shrinking economic opportunities, and a
resource-poor community make assistance conditional and uneven,
deflating expectations both on the part of the new immigrants and the
relatives who preceded them. In contrast to most studies of immigrant
life that identify networks as viable sources of assistance, this one
focuses on a case in which poverty makes it difficult for immigrants to
accumulate enough resources to help each other.
Menjívar also examines how class, gender, and age affect immigrants'
access to social networks and scarce community resources. The
immigrants' voices are stirring and distinctive: they describe the
dangers they face both during the journey and once they arrive, and
bring to life the disappointments and joys that they experience in their
daily struggle to survive in their adopted community.
Dr. Kanagaraj Easwaran wrote:
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> Dear Networkers,
> Please suggest me some studies on poverty from the network perspective
> because famine is an exteme form poverty.
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