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The movement beyond (lifestyle) migration: mobile practices and the constitution of a better way of life

Benson, Michaela. 2011. The movement beyond (lifestyle) migration: mobile practices and the constitution of a better way of life. Mobilities, 6(2), pp. 221-235. ISSN 1745-0101 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

This article revisits my ethnography of the British in rural France to question how mobility in post‐migration life was deemed intrinsic to the better way of life that they sought through their migration. Through the exploration of the migrants’ everyday lives, I reveal that the migrants’ mobile practices and their expectations of mobility contributed towards the perceived success of their new lives and were thus significant to the ongoing process getting to a better way of life. Beyond this example, the article also demonstrates how the findings of mobilities researchers may be mobilized in traditional anthropological fieldwork.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2011.552901

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
2011Published

Item ID:

9206

Date Deposited:

21 Oct 2013 16:29

Last Modified:

04 Jul 2017 14:16

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/9206

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