Materialities and imaginaries of home: geographies of British returnees in later life

Walsh, Katie (2018) Materialities and imaginaries of home: geographies of British returnees in later life. Area, 50 (4). pp. 476-482. ISSN 0004-0894

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Abstract

This article explores home materialities and home imaginaries in later life, to provide insight into the dialectical relation between the spatial processes of ageing and migration. The article draws on empirical research with British return migrants in older age. The analysis purposively selects four participants from among a wider sample of interviewees to highlight some of the diversity among British returnees and their varied experiences of remaking home upon return. The article explores both the privilege and vulnerabilities of all British returnees as the meaning of home transforms in later life.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: ageing, return migration, British migration, home, domesticity
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Centre for Migration Research
Depositing User: Katie Walsh
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2018 15:47
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2018 13:06
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/75062

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