‘Is this really where home is?’ Experiences of home in a revisited homeland among ageing Azorean returnees

Sampaio, Dora (2017) ‘Is this really where home is?’ Experiences of home in a revisited homeland among ageing Azorean returnees. In: Vathi, Zana and King, Russell (eds.) Return migration and psychosocial wellbeing discourses, policy-making and outcomes for migrants and their families. Routledge research in race and ethnicity . Routledge, London. ISBN 9781138677500

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Abstract

This chapter offers a critical analysis of the integration paths, experiences of home, and psychosocial wellbeing among ageing Azorean returnees, mostly from the US and Canada. The analysis is framed around four dimensions: physical/material, health, psychosocial and place attachment and belonging. The linkages between each one of these dimensions and the migrants’ psychosocial welfare are especially touched upon. The chapter stresses the importance of going beyond the objective and material side of integration back home to further explore the role of community and place in shaping subjective dimensions such as health and psychological and social wellbeing. It further delves into the challenges of drawing integration policies for older returnees.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Ageing; return migration; home; Azores
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Centre for Migration Research
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G0001 Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonisation. Emigration and immigration. International migration > JV6001 Emigration and immigration. International migration
Depositing User: Dora Sampaio
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 13:59
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2016 13:59
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/63986
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