The Movement Beyond (Lifestyle) Migration: Mobile Practices and the Constitution of a Better Way of Life

Benson, M. (2011) The Movement Beyond (Lifestyle) Migration: Mobile Practices and the Constitution of a Better Way of Life. Mobilities, 6 (2). pp. 221-235. ISSN 1745-0101

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Abstract

This article revisits my ethnography of the British in rural France to question how mobility in post‐migration life was deemed intrinsic to the better way of life that they sought through their migration. Through the exploration of the migrants’ everyday lives, I reveal that the migrants’ mobile practices and their expectations of mobility contributed towards the perceived success of their new lives and were thus significant to the ongoing process getting to a better way of life. Beyond this example, the article also demonstrates how the findings of mobilities researchers may be mobilized in traditional anthropological fieldwork.

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Journal Article
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Mobilities
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156488
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Deposited On:
06 Jul 2021 16:25
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Yes
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Published
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14 Oct 2021 05:42