- Format: Hardcover
- ISBN: 978-0-7190-8249-8
- Pages: 192
- Publisher: Manchester University Press
- Price: £70.00
- Published Date: May 2011
- BIC Category: Sociology, Migration, immigration & emigration, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration, Society & social sciences / Migration, immigration & emigration
- Series: New Ethnographies
"I warmly recommend this book to those interested in issues of migration, lifestyle and mobility. Its accessible writing style and the multiple examples make it a good read for scholars, students and the broader public wanting to know what the life of British migrants in rural France 'really' looks like."
I realished the prospect of a new wave of ethnography and was particularly attracted to this study, resting as it does on a rich vein of the British imaginary, but sadly I found little of the old Mancunian flair.
Sociological review prize for Outstanding scholarship
The BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize
Part I: Imagination, Migration and Post-Migration Lives
2. Explaining Migration
3. Negotiating Locality
4. A (Persistent) State of Uncertainty
5. Life in a Postcard
Part II: Distinction, Identity and the Ongoing Search for a Better Way of Life
6. At Home in the Lot
7. The Unexceptional Lives of Others
8. En Route to Authentic Living
Michaela Caroline Benson is currently a Research Assistant in the Centre for Urban Studies at the University of Bristol.