SOCIOL 2U06 Lecture Notes - Chain Migration, Distant Relatives, Nuclear Family

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Dynamics of kin in an industrial community (1880-1930) kin networks among french canadians who migrated to manchester new. Families who needed support didn"t have the state to rely on so they relied on their kind network. Kin network, not just in manchester (some back in quebec or other locations) Usually included siblings and parents, sometimes more distant relatives: could include in-laws, usually crossed two generations, kin networks could expand by marriage. Offer help because they know they may need help some day: exchange theory. Calculations based on cost and benefit: many individuals, mostly women, didn"t follow this and subordinated their own happiness and interests for their families. Chain migration: one person moving at a time in a kin network. Capitalist owner of the textile mill approved of this. Kin members would train their kin at the mill, both in and out of work.

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