Week 1 Reader Chinese Immigrants

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Published on 16 Jun 2011
School
UTSC
Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA02H3
Professor
Peter Lie, Chinese Immigrants on the Canadian Prairie
Peter Lie, Chinese Immigrants on the Canadian Prairie
snowball sample
Why? Because there is no list of Chinese immigrants, so you ask
people to give you names, then those people give you more
names and you keep getting more names.
interviews of immigrants
fill labour shortage, but excluded from many occupations
Institutional discrimination
forced into “marginal sectors”
Develop ethnic business
Rely on kin
How do Immigrants rise?
How do Immigrants rise?
?ethnic succession
?geographic concentration
?internal economic development
occupational specialization enclave”
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