Negotiating the value of "slow" in amenity migration

Osbaldiston, Nick, and Picken, Felicity (2014) Negotiating the value of "slow" in amenity migration. In: Moss, Laurence A.G., and Glorioso, Romella S., (eds.) Global Amenity Migration: transforming rural culture, economy & landscape. New Ecology Press, Kaslo, Canada, pp. 83-98.

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[Extract] There is no question that amenity migration is multi-layered, requiring as Karen O'Reilly (2012) suggests a tiered approach in research methodology and theoretical considerations. This volume of work, and Moss' (2006) previous edited collection, attests to this logic. While many, including the authors of this chapter, have dealt extensively with question of motivation for retreat into the countryside (Benson, 2011; Moss, 2006; Osbaldiston, 2012; Picken & Franklin, 2012), others have sought to gain an increasing understanding of the extent and impacts of amenity-led migration on townships, their natural surrounds, economies, and resources in small townships (Abrams, et al., 2012; Burnley & Murphy, 2004; Glorioso & Moss, 2007; Halfacree, 2012). Such discussions are vital for the ongoing management of places that have been altered by unprecedented population turnaround in recent years. In an era that is especially dominated by the risks, vulnerabilities, and importantly, the unknowns of climate change, further exploration of the tensions between amenity-led migration and dynamics of environmental and social relations within place is essential.

Item ID: 37444
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-9936351-0-4
Keywords: amenity migration; slow culture; social theory
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2015 00:18
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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