Ribas-Mateos, Natalia

Dr. Ribas-Mateos is a Professor of International Migration at University of A Coruña. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

How Filipino Immigrants in Italy Send Money Back Home
2012 0-7734-2553-5
Focusing on Filipino immigrants to Italy, the book examines the role of remittances sent by Filipino women from Italy to the Philippines. The authors emphasize that the role of Filipino women is important, because there is such a large proportion of them among Italy’s emigrant community and their remittances have a significant impact upon Filipino households and local development. Overall, this book serves a case study for the broader debate over international migration and national development as well as the positive and negative effect of remittances upon women migrants.

Rutas Damascenas. The Streets and Buildings of Old Damascus: Las Movilidades En Un Espacio Intra-Muros
2014 0-7734-0048-6
A first ever examination of the neighborhoods within the walls of Old Damascus that challenge our ideas of stereotypical Mediterranean ethnic and social divisions. The doors open to show us the impact of economic and cultural globalization that has led to a reshaping of cross-national economic integration, creating new forms of regionalisation. (written in Spanish)

Tanger, Maroc La Sociologe D’une Ville-Frontiere ( A Sociological Study of Tangiers, Morocco)
2015 0-7734-4256-1
The purpose of the book is to analyze a border city by trying to include a historical effort which includes the city of Tangiers in Morocco. The representations of the city are considered here from an in-depth analysis of the historical vision of its city and of its center, its boulevard, as well as from its different neighborhoods.