Migrants and Their Money

Surviving Financial Exclusion

Kavita Datta

Migrants and Their Money

Kavita Datta

Distributed for Bristol University Press

230 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2012
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781847428431 Published June 2012 For sale in North and South America only

Migrants and Their Money chronicles the financial practices of low-paid migrant men and women living and working in London, within the context of the recent financial meltdown. Drawing on the fascinating stories and experiences of these migrants, Kavita Datta illuminates the ways—both formal and informal—they negotiate the complex financial landscape they encounter in one of the world’s economic capitals.

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List of abbreviations and acronyms

1. Migrants, money and exclusion
2. Changing financial landscapes: public policy responses to financial exclusion in the UK
3. Mapping migrants’ financial lives in London
4. Strategising for banking inclusion
5. Coping with savings and credit exclusion: alternative practices of reciprocity and trust
6. Transnational money: the formalisation of migrant remittances
7. Looking forward: from exclusion to inclusion and back?

Appendix: Methodological note
Review Quotes
Jane Pollard, University of Newcastle
“In a research field usually populated by financial centers and elite intermediaries, here at last is a much needed analysis of the financial lives and geographies of low paid migrants in London.”
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