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The British in Rural France
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The British in Rural France: Lifestyle Migration and the Ongoing Quest for a Better Way of Life

Michaela Caroline Benson

Abstract

This is a study of how lifestyle choices intersect with migration, and how this relationship frames and shapes post-migration lives. It presents a conceptual framework for understanding post-migration lives that incorporates culturally specific imaginings, lived experiences, individual life histories, and personal circumstances. Through an ethnographic lens incorporating in-depth interviews, participant observation, life and migration histories, this monograph reveals the complex process by which migrants negotiate and make meaningful their lives following migration. By promoting their own ide ... More

Keywords: lifestyle choices, migration, post-migration lives, life histories, personal circumstances, British migrants, rural France, British middle class, authentic living, social distinction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719082498
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719082498.001.0001

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Michaela Caroline Benson, author

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