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Second promised land : migration to Alberta and the transformation of Canadian society  Cover Image E-book E-book

Second promised land : migration to Alberta and the transformation of Canadian society

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  • OCLC: ocn716067593
  • ISBN: 6612867310
  • ISBN: 9786612867316
  • ISBN: 9781282867314
  • ISBN: 1282867318
  • ISBN: 0773535268
  • ISBN: 9780773535268
  • ISBN: 0773535179
  • ISBN: 9780773535176
  • ISBN: 0773576878
  • ISBN: 9780773576872
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 512 pages : illustrations
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  • Publisher: Montréal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2009

Content descriptions

Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-507) and index.
Contents: 1. Migration to Alberta in perspective -- 2. The old west and the new west -- 3. The two waves of in-migration -- 4. The role of energy hydrocarbons -- 5. Migration as voluntaristic behavior -- 6. The migrant and the migration process -- 7. Migration as negotiating place -- 8. The context of out-migration -- 9. The migrant encounters the destination -- 10. Social capital and adjustment at the destination -- 11. Women and migration -- 12. The Internet and migration -- 13. The three island thesis : folk culture and the myth of return -- 14. The effect of migration on origin communities -- 15. Reassessing migration -- 16. Conclusion.
Note: English.
Subject: Migration, Internal -- Canada
Alberta -- Population

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