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The circular international migration of New Zealanders: Enfolded mobilities and relational places

Williams, AM, Chaban, N and Holland, M (2011) The circular international migration of New Zealanders: Enfolded mobilities and relational places Mobilities, 6 (1). pp. 125-147.

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Migrants’ social relations are reconfigured in relation to how the localised and distanciated are recombined in context of how individuals are embedded in the enfolded mobilities of increasingly mobile social networks. The paper is organized around three main propositions. First, that social relations are structured across three main and intersecting domains – family, workplace and community. Second, that social relations and networks are shaped by, and shape, the relational nature of places. Third, that the relational nature of places, and the reconfiguration of localised and distanciated relationships should be analysed across the entire migration cycle. These ideas are explored through a study of the Big OE from New Zealand to the UK, based on in‐depth interviews with returned migrants.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
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Date : 2011
Identification Number : 10.1080/17450101.2011.532659
Additional Information : This is an electronic version of an article published in Mobilities, 6(1), 125-147 (2011). Mobilities is available online at:
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 20 Aug 2012 10:47
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:17

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