Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 April 2014

194 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719095542

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Bookseller Code (06)

The British in Rural France

Lifestyle Migration and the Ongoing Quest for a Better Way of Life

First Edition

Michaela Caroline Benson

Published by Manchester University Press

New Ethnographies

  • Newly available in paperback
  • Presents a deep and nuanced understanding of the intersections between the pragmatic considerations behind the decision to migrate, imaginings of life in rural France and lived experiences of life following migration
  • Provides unique insights and understandings of the ways in which the migrants relate to the world around them, explain their migration and act in their everyday lives
  • The first ethnographic study of the everyday life of British residents in rural France
  • The middle classes, and people who have chosen to leave Britain, have been largely ignored in studies of migration and ethnographic studies to date
  • The theoretical framework adopted in the book is sensitive to both the middle-class culture of the migrants and the individual embodied experiences of life lived in rural France

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