Lifestyle migration in place: Notes from the field

Osbaldiston, Nick, and Buckle, Caitlin (2022) Lifestyle migration in place: Notes from the field. Thesis Eleven, 172 (1). pp. 114-130.

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In this paper we seek to examine the quest for a better way of life through migration, known as lifestyle migration, by positioning place as the a priori condition through which this experience happens. Following the work of Malpas, we argue that lifestyle migration literature has often positioned place in the background, failing to notice how an individual’s style of life is enacted through place and because of it. In order to understand the lifestyle in these migrations, place must be taken seriously as a grounding theoretical and empirical topic for investigation. Using a topographical approach, we propose using the metaphorical concept of ‘survey marks’ which are designed to understand the different components of place which make up the whole. We set out three of these in our interrogation of empirical research of lifestyle migrants in Tasmania and on the Sunshine Coast in Australia to illustrate the importance of place in this research.

Item ID: 76642
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1461-7455
Keywords: Australia, lifestyle migration, Jeff Malpas, philosophical topography, place
Copyright Information: © The Author(s) 2022. Accepted Version may be made available in an Institutional Repository without an embargo period
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2022 02:16
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441005 Social theory @ 50%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441013 Sociology of migration, ethnicity and multiculturalism @ 50%
SEO Codes: 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280123 Expanding knowledge in human society @ 100%
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