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The British in Rural France : Lifestyle migration and the ongoing quest for a better way of life.

Author: Michaela Carole Benson
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2011.
Series: New ethnographies.
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The British in rural France 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Carole Benson, Michaela.
British in Rural France : Lifestyle migration and the ongoing quest for a better way of life.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michaela Carole Benson
ISBN: 9781847794628 1847794629
OCLC Number: 818847518
Awards: Runner-up for Sociological review prize for Outstanding scholarship 2012 (UK)
Short-listed for The BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2012 (UK)
Description: 1 online resource (193 pages).
Contents: Copyright; Contents; List of illustrations; Series editor's foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART 1 Imagination, migration and post-migration lives; 1. Explaining migration; 2. Negotiating locality; 3. A (persistent) state of uncertainty; 4. Life in a postcard; PART 2 Distinction, identity and theongoing search for a betterway of life; 5. At home in the Lot; 6. The unexceptional lives of others; 7. En route to authentic living; Conclusion:distinction, ambivalence, authenticity; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: New ethnographies.

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