1st Edition

Contested Spatialities, Lifestyle Migration and Residential Tourism

Edited By Michael Janoschka, Heiko Haas Copyright 2014
    240 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    236 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Lifestyle Migration and Residential Tourism represent a major trend in individualized societies worldwide, which is attracting a rapidly growing interest from the academic community. This volume for the first time, critically analyses the spatial, social and political consequences of such leisure-oriented mobilities and migrations. The book approaches the topic from a multidisciplinary and international perspective, unifying different branches of research, such as lifestyle migration, amenity migration, retirement migration, and second home tourism. By covering a variety of regions and landscapes such as mountain and coastal areas, rural and inland communities this volume productively engages with the formal and analytical variations of the phenomenon resulting in an enriching debate at the intersection of different areas of research. Amongst others, topics like political contest and civic participation of lifestyle migrants, their impacts on local communities, social tensions and inequalities induced by the phenomenon, as well as modes of transnational living, home and belonging will be thoroughly explored.

    This thought provoking volume will provide deep analytical and conceptual insights into the contested geographies of lifestyle migration and further knowledge into the spatial, social and political consequences of leisure-oriented mobilities. It will be valuable reading for students, researchers and academics from a plethora of academic disciplines.

    Part 1: Introduction  1. Contested Spatialities of Lifestyle Migration: Approaches and Research Questions Michael Janoschka and Heiko Haas  Part 2: Conflicts and Frictions in Paradise  2. The Gendered Spatialities of Lifestyle Migration Sheila Croucher  3. Marrakesh Medina. Neocolonial Paradise of Lifestyle Migrants? Anton Escher and Sandra Petermann  4. Territorial Disposession and Indigenous Rearticulation in the Chapala Lakeshore Santiago Bastos  5. Lifestyle Migrants in Spain: Contested Realities of Political Participation Michael Janoschka and Rafael Durán  Part 3: Conceptual Perspectives on Lifestyle Migration and Residential Tourism  6. Lifestyle migrants, the Linguistic Landscape and the Politics of Place Kate Torkington  7. Utopian Lifestyle Migrants in Pucón, Chile: Innovating Social Life and Challenging Capitalism Hugo Marcelo Zunino and Rodrigo Hidalgo Dattwyler  8. Quest migrants: French people in Morocco Searching for ‘Elsewhereness’ Catherine Therrien  9. Second Home Expansion in Portugal: Spatial Features and Impacts Maria de Nazaré Oliveira Roca, Zoran Roca and Luís Costa  Part 4: Emerging geographies of Lifestyle Migration and Residential Tourism  10. Contested realities and economic circumstances: British later-life migrants in Malaysia.Paul Green  11. Russian Second Home Owners in Eastern Finland: Involvement in the local community  Olga Lipkina and C. Michael Hall  12. Lifestyle Migrants in Central Portugal: Strategies of Settlement and Socialization  João Sardinha  13. ‘Living apart together’ in Franschhoek, South Africa’ The implications of second-home development for equitable and sustainable development Sanne van Laar, Ine Cottyn, Ronnie Donaldson, Annelies Zoomers  and Sanette Ferreira  Part 5: Epilogue  14. Final reflections and future research agendas


    Michael Janoschka is Ramón y Cajal Research Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. His current research interests concentrate on urban transformation and gentrification in Spain and Latin America, new forms of protest, visual methodologies and the contested spatialities of lifestyle migration. He is executive director of the EU-financed research network CONTESTED_CITIES (2012–2016)., Heiko Haas graduated as a Cultural Anthropologist from the University of Frankfurt/Main. He currently works as a research fellow at the Centre of Human and Social Sciences (CCHS) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Madrid, Spain. His main research interests are retirement migration, transnational families, mobility, and aspects of ageing in the context of individualised modernity