New thesis on lifestyle mobility

By Ulrika Åkerlund The doctoral thesis ‘The Best of Both Worlds – Aspirations, Drivers and Practices of Swedish Lifestyle Movers in Malta’ have recently been published and is available in full text. (link: http://umu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?searchId=4&pid=diva2:664246 ) Abstract It has often been claimed that contemporary societies are shaped by globalization; the rapid interconnections of societies, economies, markets, … Continue reading New thesis on lifestyle mobility

The British in Rural France – now released in Paperback (discount available)

I am very pleased to announce that my book, The British in Rural France, has now been released in paperback! My publishers Manchester University Press are currently offering it (and other books in the New Ethnographies series) at a discounted price of £10. To take advantage of this, download the order form here.

Listen to Karen O’Reilly talking about Bourdieu, lifestyle migration and practice stories

By Michaela Benson Last week, Karen and I attended that British Sociological Association's Bourdieu study group event, 'Bourdieu in migration, 'race' and ethnicity studies'. Karen gave one of the keynotes, drawing on her co-authored (with Caroline Oliver) article, A Bourdieusian analysis of class and migration and on her development of practice stories for understanding migration, an approach that … Continue reading Listen to Karen O’Reilly talking about Bourdieu, lifestyle migration and practice stories

Lifestyle migration as marginal mobilities – new articles available online

The journal Two Homelands recently published a special section on marginal mobilities, which included the following papers on lifestyle migration: Špela KALČIĆ Going Nomad: New Mobile Lifestyles among Europeans Global modernity with its economic and technological transformations generates new mobile lifestyles that challenge officially recognized forms of human mobility. The new European nomads presented in this … Continue reading Lifestyle migration as marginal mobilities – new articles available online

New edited volume on lifestyle migration

Contested Spatialities, Lifestyle Migration and Residential Tourism Edited by Michael Janoschka and Heiko Haas Lifestyle Migration and Residential Tourism represent a major trend in individualized societies worldwide, which is attracting a rapidly growing interest from the academic community. This volume for the first time, critically analyses the spatial, social and political consequences of such leisure-oriented … Continue reading New edited volume on lifestyle migration

New paper: Linking tourism, retirement migration and social capital

By Maria Casado-Diaz et al. Abstract A general trend in the study of international retirement migration has been the increased attention paid to the social contacts and network connections of the migrants in both the destination and the origin areas. These studies have examined the extent to which migrants build social relationships with their neighbours … Continue reading New paper: Linking tourism, retirement migration and social capital

New Article on Lifestyle Migration in Ecuador

By Matthew Hayes ‘We Gained a Lot Over What We Would Have Had’: The Geographic Arbitrage of North American Lifestyle Migrants to Cuenca, Ecuador I really recommend this article - it re-introduces and makes a place for economic structures in understanding lifestyle migration through the concept of geographic arbitrage. Abstract: This article reports on the … Continue reading New Article on Lifestyle Migration in Ecuador

Postcoloniality and Privilege in New Lifestyle Flows: The Case of North Americans in Panama

By Michaela Benson This is the first article from my research on North Americans living in Panama. It has been some time in coming since the research was conducted in 2009. What I wanted to demonstrate was that as researchers we needed to think not only critically about privilege, but also about what this means … Continue reading Postcoloniality and Privilege in New Lifestyle Flows: The Case of North Americans in Panama

A place in the sun for who? Residential tourism and its consequences for equitable and sustainable development in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

¿Un lugar en el sol para quién? El turismo residencial y sus consecuencias para el desarrollo equitativo y sostenible en Guanacaste, Costa Rica This is a article based on research by Femke van Noorloos. It looks at the impacts of residential tourism in Guanacaste, Costa Rica and its relationship with development. The full article, in Spanish, … Continue reading A place in the sun for who? Residential tourism and its consequences for equitable and sustainable development in Guanacaste, Costa Rica