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Sedentary no longer seems apposite. Internal migration in an era of mobilities
Internal Migration in the Developed World, Volume: 1, Issue: 1, Pages: 272 - 284
Swansea University Author: Keith Halfacree
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DOI (Published version): 10.4324/9781315589282
In a world appearing to be getting progressively more mobile - which has been the case for some considerable time - 'mobility' almost becomes more social obligation than just lifestyle option. Yet, this societal development has huge ramifications, not least with equally emergent widespread...
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In a world appearing to be getting progressively more mobile - which has been the case for some considerable time - 'mobility' almost becomes more social obligation than just lifestyle option. Yet, this societal development has huge ramifications, not least with equally emergent widespread reactions against migration. People, it seems, have been left feeling no longer at home in (local) community, a feeling not limited to international migration but with parallels in antipathy towards city migration to suburbs and rural areas, for example. To achieve a better understanding of such internal migration today, this chapter argues that it is vital to place it within the concept of an ‘era of mobilities’. To this end, this assessment of the messages coming through in previous chapters of this volume begins by introducing this era and its relationship to migration and by reflecting critically on how scholarship has traditionally, often implicitly, presented and understood migration. It then focuses in on the present status of internal migration and its links with mobilities more generally.
Internal migration, mobilities, era of mobilities, social change
Faculty of Science and Engineering