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Retiring to Spain women's narratives of nostalgia, belonging and community

Author: Anya Ahmed
Publisher: Bristol Chicago Policy Press Bristol Chicago Policy Press 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The book offers a critical perspective, challenging positivistic, essentialist definitions of lifestyle migration. We follow the journeys of retired working class British women as they seek, recreate  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anya Ahmed
ISBN: 9781447313304 1447313305
OCLC Number: 951458393
Description: x, 197 Seiten
Contents: Retiring to the Costas: British women's narratives of nostalgia, belonging and communityPart One: Lives in context;Conceptualising, theorising and narrating retirement migration;Locating the women: macro, meso and micro contexts;Boundary spanning and reconstitution: retirement migration and the search for community;Part Two: Lived experiences;Leaving the UK: motives, agency and decision-making processes;Living in Spain: `idyllisation' and realisation;Belonging to networks: reconciling agency and positionalities;Renegotiating family relationships: managing intimacy from a distance;Locating `home' and community: the end point of plot movement;Conclusion: nostalgia, community and belonging: linking time and space;Afterword.
Responsibility: Anya Ahmed


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