The authentic place in the amenity migration discourse

Osbaldiston, Nick (2011) The authentic place in the amenity migration discourse. Space and Culture, 14 (2). pp. 214-226.

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The amenity migration movement has garnered significant interest across the wider academic community. In recent works, the emphasis on the investigation into this phenomenon has centered on the aesthetic attractiveness, both culturally and environmentally, of regional locations. This article follows this theme and explores the role of place in the amenity migration discourse. Using a theoretical framework emerging from the cultural sociology of Smith, it is shown through various metanarratives that authenticity plays a major role in the promotion and protection of amenity migration places. Specifically, natural landscape, cultural heritage, and community are discussed as significant contributors to this aura of authenticity. Maintaining this, however, is somewhat problematic as the phenomenon continues to gather momentum.

Item ID: 37398
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1552-8308
Keywords: amenity migration; cultural sociology; authenticity
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2015 03:16
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160810 Urban Sociology and Community Studies @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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