42 / 2015
Michaela Benson

Lifestyle Migration: From the State of the Art to the Future of the Field


This introductory article provides an overview of the predominant themes that have been explored within the field of lifestyle migration research. In this way, it seeks to locate the contributions to this special section within a wider field, showcasing their innovation. It highlights longstanding interests in migrant subjectivities, cultural narratives of place and migration, alongside a consistent focus on understanding the structural conditions that promote and facilitate lifestyle migration. This overview introduces the field of research to a non-specialist audience and organizes existing theoretical and conceptual concerns within the field.

KEY WORDS: lifestyle migration, migrant subjectivities, cultural imaginaries, migration and social transformation

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