November 4, 2022
Verslag -- Wijkaanpak
Wijkaanpak: bewoners steigeren als ze niet mogen meedenken Wetenschappers & professionals over maatschappelijke kwesties door Jan van Dam Wie heeft er eigenlijk baat bij een wijkaanpak? Dat was de kernvraag bij een evenement in Rotterdam over leefbare wijken. Stadssocioloog Jan Rath: ‘De verantwoordelijkheid voor kommer en kwel en voor de oplossing ervan zijn verschoven van [...]
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June 29, 2022
5e Van Doorn Lezing -- Commerciële gentrificering en nieuwe stedelijkheid (incl video stream)
Rath, J. (2022) Hippe ondernemingen, culturele consumptie en nieuwe stedelijkheid. Effecten van commerciële gentrificering. Essay in het kader van de prof. Dr. J.A.A. van Doorn leerstoel & NIAS_KNAW Van Doorn Fellowship. Rotterdam: Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam: Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB). In de Vijfde Van Doornlezing wordt de opkomst en het vertoon van nieuwe [...]
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January 10, 2022
Article -- Multificality transnational migrant entrepreneurship
Multifocality and opportunity structure: towards a mixed embeddedness model for transnational migrant entrepreneurship, by Solano, G., V. Schutjens and J. Rath (2022) Comparative Migration Studies, 10(3): 1-24. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/imig.12934 This article addresses transnational migrant entrepreneurship, which refers to migrants involved in cross-border entrepreneurial activities. Previous models and concepts in migrant entrepreneurship studies have not fully succeeded [...]
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June 4, 2021
Article -- Chinatown 2.0: Una zona comercial de temática étnica
Chinatown 2.0: El difícil florecimiento de una zona comercial de temática étnica by Jan Rath, Annemarie Bodaar, Thomas Wagemaakers, and Pui Yan Wu Dearq, 30: 70-86 Special issue Espacios en la migración / Spaces in Migration DOI: https://doi.org/10.18389/dearq30.2021.08 Abstract En la pintoresca zona de canales de Ámsterdam, Zeedijk y sus alrededores, los empresarios chinos han [...]
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January 6, 2021
Article -- The ambiguity of diversity in a gentrifying shopping street
The ambiguity of diversity: Management of ethnic and class transitions in a gentrifying local shopping street by Emil van Eck, Iris Hagemans & Jan Rath Urban Studies, 57(16): 3299–3314 DOI: 10.1177/0042098019897008 Abstract As a malleable concept with a relatively positive resonance, ‘diversity’ proves to be a useful tool to legitimise a range of policy strategies, [...]
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November 25, 2019
Article -- Advancing Ethnic Entrepreneurship Studies
Rath, J. & V. Schutjens (2019) ‘Advancing the Frontiers in Ethnic Entrepreneurship Studies’, in Special Issue on Urban Politics of Ethnic Entrepreneurship edited by A. Schmiz & T. Hernandez (eds), Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geografie, 110 (5): December 2019, https://doi.org/10.1111/tesg.12398 The proliferation of ethnic entrepreneurship varies not only from country to country, but also [...]
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November 13, 2019
Chapter -- Migrant Entrepreneurship and Transnational Links
Rath, J., G. Solano & V. Schutjens (2019) ‘Migrant Entrepreneurship and Transnational Links’, pp. 450-465 (Chapter 30) in C. Inglis, W. Li and B. Khadria (eds.), The Sage Handbook on International Migration. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. The Sage Handbook on International Migration provides an authoritative and informed analysis of key issues in international migration, including [...]
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May 22, 2019
Promoting Migrant Entrepreneurship

Further reading Rath, J. & A. Swagerman (2015) ‘Promoting Ethnic Entrepreneurship in European Cities: Sometimes Ambitious, Mostly Absent, Rarely Addressing Structural Features’, International Migration. Published online: 13 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/imig.12215. Hagemans, I., A. Hendriks, J. Rath and S. Zukin (2015) ‘From greengrocers to cafés. Producing social diversity in Amsterdam’, pp. 90-119 in S. […]

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December 14, 2018
Journal Article -- Mixed Embeddedness Revisited

Kloosterman, R.C. and J. Rath (2018) ‘Mixed Embeddedness Revisited: A Conclusion to the Symposium’, Symposium From the Mixed Embeddedness Approach to What? edited by E. Barberis and G. Solano, Sociologica, 12(2): 103-114. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.1971-8853/8625 The mixed embeddedness approach, more than many other approaches, aims at exploring this complex phenomenon of migrant entrepreneurship. It offers a basic […]

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January 3, 2018
Journal article -- Chinatown 2.0: Ethnically Themed Shopping

Chinatown 2.0: the difficult flowering of an ethnically themed shopping area By Jan Rath, Annemarie Bodaar, Thomas Wagemaakers & Pui Yan Wu Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 44 (1): 81-98 Abstract Right in Amsterdam’s picturesque Canal Zone, on and around Zeedijk, Chinese entrepreneurs have carved out a presence in what seems like the local […]

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