Diminished Transnationalism: Growing older and practicing home in Thailand

Botterill, K. (2016) Diminished Transnationalism: Growing older and practicing home in Thailand. In: Walsh, K. and Nare, L. (eds.) Transnational Migration and Home in Older Age. Routledge. ISBN 9781138887862

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This chapter explores the intersection of home and transnationalism for British retirees in Thailand. I argue that by making a permanent move to Thailand retirees experience a diminished transnationalism as they commit to ageing in place and their ties to Britain weaken. Using empirical research collected in Thailand in 2012, I focus on permanent British ‘lifestyle migrants’ and the way in which they negotiate ageing and migration through diverse material and emotional ‘homemaking practices’ (Walsh, 2011). The conceptual relevance of transnationalism for older age migrants is also considered as transnational networks become unworkable and unsustainable in the context of ageing.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Botterill, Dr Kate
Authors: Botterill, K.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Routledge
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