Modernity, Management, and Whiteness Sarah Kunz is a Leverhulme Early Career Scholar at University of Bristol. Her research looks at privileged migration, the category expatriate, and the investment migration industry, centring issues of unequal citizenship, coloniality and race in relation to transnational mobility. Her work has been published in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies,Geography … Continue reading In Conversation – Sarah Kunz on the Migrant Category “Expat”
Emerging Global Care Chains and North-South Migration Cornelia Schweppe is Professor of Social Pedagogy at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. She has researched on a wide range of topics including transnational social support, transnational aging, retirement migration and old age care. Just before the COVID-19 pandemic, she brought together scholars looking at northern retirement migration to the … Continue reading In Conversation – Cornelia Schweppe on Retirement Migration to the Global South
Remote rural communities and the shifting global economy of mobility and extraction The following is an interview with Marco Eimermann, Assistant Professor of Geography at Umeå University in Northern Sweden. He has been working on Dutch lifestyle migration to Sweden for over a decade, work that has resulted in the collaborative collection with Dean Carson … Continue reading In Conversation: Marco Eimermann on ‘Dipping Into the North’
Hi all, please find here the latest version of the programme (26 November 2019). The meeting will be held 28-29 November 2019. Greetings from Umeå 🙂 LM Hub meeting 28-29 Nov 2019 in Umeå - programme - V10
Theme: Practicing lifestyle migration in changing political, economic and environmental times Since Benson, O’Reilly and colleagues published their seminal work on lifestyle migration in 2009, scholars have studied practices of the good life in various locations (Torkington et al. 2015), and developed insights into lifestyle migration – and migration more broadly – from different angles … Continue reading LM Hub meeting 28-29 November 2019 (in Umeå, Sweden)
International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) June 19-22, 2017 in Umeå, Sweden Symposium Theme: Contested Spaces: Bridging Protection and Development in a Globalizing World __________________________________________________________________________ Session proposal: Lifestyle migration, amenity migration and natural resources Lifestyle migrants have been defined as “relatively affluent individuals, moving part-time or full-time, permanently or temporarily, to places which … Continue reading Call for participants in Organized Session Proposal
Following the Practising the Good Life/The Good Life in Practices conference in Lisbon in October 2013, the organisers (Kate Torkington, Inês David and João Sardinha) have edited a volume of 14 papers, many of which are authored by LM hub members. The book is published by Cambridge Scholars:
By Michaela Benson If you want to find out more about Lifestyle Migration, the lifestyle migration hub is a great place to explore. It has a bibliography, a list of scholars working in this area, and this great new description of lifestyle migration.
By Michaela Benson What is an expat? And who is an expat? According to Wikipedia, “an expatriate (often shortened to expat) is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than that of the person’s upbringing. The word comes from the Latin terms ex (‘out of’) and patria (‘country, fatherland’)”. Defined that way, … Continue reading Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants? The view from lifestyle migration research
We invite paper proposals for a workshop on "US Businesses Abroad: Migration, Immigration and Ownership". The workshop will take place during the the Annual Convention of the French Association for American Studies (AFEA) to be held at the Université de la Rochelle (France), May 27-30, 2015. If movement and place are central elements in collective … Continue reading A call for papers for a workshop on “US Businesses Abroad: Migration, Immigration, and Ownership”. The workshop will take place during the Annual Convention of the French Association for American Studies (AFEA), Université de la Rochelle, France, May 27-30, 2015.