abstract: This article aims to conceptualize the gendered interface between social capital and vulnerability. It emphasizes Pierre Bourdieu’s notion of social capital embedded in his Theory of Practice as a fruitful analytical device for this intersection. The authors’ conceptual thoughts are based on a review of the literature on the role of migration-related social networks from mainly diverse Asian contexts and empirical fieldwork in South and Central Asia.

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Keywords Bourdieu, gender, migration, social capital, social networks, vulnerability
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1177/0011392110372732, hdl.handle.net/1765/21088
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Siegmann, K.A., & Thieme, S.. (2010). Coping on Women’s Backs: Social Capital-Vulnerability Links through a Gender Lens. Current Sociology, 58(5), 715–737. doi:10.1177/0011392110372732