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Migrants of the British Diaspora Since the 1960sStories From Modern Nomads$
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A. James Hammerton

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781526116574

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526116574.001.0001

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Migration, cosmopolitanism and ‘global citizenship’ from the 1990s

Migration, cosmopolitanism and ‘global citizenship’ from the 1990s

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Migrants of the British Diaspora Since the 1960s

A. James Hammerton

Manchester University Press

This chapter concludes the chronological section by examining testimony of migrants from the 1990s, pointing to intensification of cosmopolitan mentalities and motivations like lifestyle enhancement. It focuses in some depth on stories of two generations of women through the separate but connected mobilities of mother and daughter, both global in outlook but deeply loyal to adopted localities. Noting that scholarship on globalisation has done little to relate the macro trends to mentalities of ordinary people, it suggests that modern migrant story-telling might shed light on how the globalising world has impacted upon wider populations as well as migrants themselves. It scrutinizes politically motivated mobility, particularly inspired by hostility to British politics and class, involving both expatriate employment, transnational marriage and serial migration; this is juxtaposed against family migration and travel seemingly devoid of political motivations but imbued with a virtual lifetime of adventure motivations. The chapter concludes with a case of a woman’s serial migration from Britain to Europe to South Africa to Australia, highlighting experiences of the ‘trailing spouse’ of an expatriate husband, of their later migration, and the impact of frequent mobility on marriage and family as well as on shifting identities.

Keywords:   cosmopolitan mentalities, lifestyle, mobilities, globalisation, expatriate employment, transnational marriage, serial migration, adventure, South Africa, marriage

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