© 2016

Migration of Rich Immigrants

Gender, Ethnicity, and Class

  • Editors
  • Alex Vailati
  • Carmen Rial

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology book series (PSUA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Alex Vailati, Carmen Rial
      Pages 1-11
  3. Places

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Cristiana Bastos
      Pages 15-35
    3. Carmen Rial, Miriam Grossi
      Pages 57-81
  4. Mobilities

  5. Paths

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Karine Dalsin
      Pages 163-178
    3. Ruben George Oliven
      Pages 199-204
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 205-209

About this book


Migration of Rich Immigrants addresses flows of emigrants who establish themselves in other countries temporarily or permanently, in favorable economic conditions. Vailati and Rial explore these migratory paths and analyze how gender, class, age, sexual orientation and ethnicity influence these processes.


Migration Gender Class Ethnicity High-Skilled migrants Transnationalism Circulation Mobility gender migration mobility Nation nationalism Transnational

About the authors

Alex Vailati is Post-Doctoral Researcher at Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Carmen Rial is Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Bibliographic information


“This edited volume has nine chapters with a conclusion and has been broadly divided into three parts: places, mobilities, and paths. … this edited volume is a laudable attempt to draw attention to diversity and heterogeneity in migration. It’s an essential read for anyone who is curious about migration irrespective of academic discipline and professional background.” (Geraldine Asiwome Adiku, Border Criminologies,, October, 2016)