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Understanding Lifestyle Migration

Theoretical Approaches to Migration and the Quest for a Better Way of Life

  • Michaela Benson
  • Nick Osbaldiston

Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship Series book series (MDC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. New Horizons in Lifestyle Migration Research: Theorising Movement, Settlement and the Search for a Better Way of Life

  3. Constraints and Opportunities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
  4. Revisiting Assumptions

  5. Spaces of Imagination

  6. Stillness and Sedentariness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
  7. Looking Onwards and Outwards

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 235-237

About this book

Introduction

This book draws on social theories to understand lifestyle migration as a social phenomenon. The chapters engage theoretically with themes and debates relevant to contemporary social science such as place and space, social stratification and power relations, production and consumption, individualism, dwelling and imagination.

Keywords

consumption migration Nation Urbanisation

Editors and affiliations

  • Michaela Benson
    • 1
  • Nick Osbaldiston
    • 2
  1. 1.GoldsmithsUniversity of LondonUK
  2. 2.Federation UniversityAustralia

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