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The Resource Retirement Home? Ageing Migrant Workers in France and the Question of Return, by Alistair Hunter

Retirement Home? Ageing Migrant Workers in France and the Question of Return, by Alistair Hunter

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Retirement Home? Ageing Migrant Workers in France and the Question of Return
Title
Retirement Home? Ageing Migrant Workers in France and the Question of Return
Statement of responsibility
by Alistair Hunter
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This open access book offers new insights into the ageing-migration nexus and the nature of home. Documenting the hidden world of France's migrant worker hostels, it explores why older North and West African men continue to live past retirement age in this sub-standard housing. Conventional wisdom holds that at retirement labour migrants ought to instead return to their families in home countries, where their French pensions would have far greater purchasing power. This paradox is the point of departure for a book which transports readers from the banlieues of Paris to the banks of the Senegal River and the villages of the Anti-Atlas. In intimate ethnographic detail, the author brings to life the experiences of these older labour migrants by sharing in the life of the hostels as a resident, by observing at close quarters the men's family life on the other side of the Mediterranean as a guest in their homes, and even by accompanying them in their travels by bus, sea, and air. The monograph evaluates several theories of migration against rich qualitative data gathered from multiple methods: biographical narrative and semi-structured interviews, participant observation, and archival research. In the process, it offers a thoughtful contribution to broader debates on what it means for migrants to belong and achieve inclusion in society. "This book makes an important contribution to our understanding of transnationalism and integration. It also offers an unusually nuanced view of the strains that migration places on families" Christina Boswell, University of Edinburgh "A fascinating read which poignantly shows that the ageing-migration nexus is a theoretically profuse source of information about return migration, retirement and the meaning of home "Based on a prize-winning PhD thesis, and enriched by unique field research in migrant-worker hostels in France, this book engages in truly innovative fashion with the linked themes of migration, ageing and 'home'." Russell King, University of Sussex
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AZU
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Hunter, Alistair
Dewey number
304.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HB1951-2577
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
IMISCOE Research Series,
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  • Social sciences
  • Population
  • Aging
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Human geography
  • Aging
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Human geography
  • Population
  • Social sciences
  • Development studies
Label
Retirement Home? Ageing Migrant Workers in France and the Question of Return, by Alistair Hunter
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Journey's End? Old Age in France's Migrant Worker Hostels -- 2. Points of Departure: Geographical, Historical and Theoretical Contexts -- 3. Your Papers, Please: the Temporal and Territorial Demands of Welfare State Inclusion -- 4. Home / Sick: the Health-Migration Order -- 5. Return to Sender: Remittances, Communication and Family Conflict -- 6. Getting One's Bearings: Re-integration in the Home Community -- 7. Loss of Autonomy, Dying and the Penultimate Voyage -- 8. Conclusion: the Returns from Theory and a New Approach to Home -- Appendix: notes on method
Control code
1034545386
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XII, 211 pages 28 illustrations)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319649757
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1007/978-3-319-64976-4
  • 9783319649757
Other physical details
online resource
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9783319649757
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034545386
Label
Retirement Home? Ageing Migrant Workers in France and the Question of Return, by Alistair Hunter
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Journey's End? Old Age in France's Migrant Worker Hostels -- 2. Points of Departure: Geographical, Historical and Theoretical Contexts -- 3. Your Papers, Please: the Temporal and Territorial Demands of Welfare State Inclusion -- 4. Home / Sick: the Health-Migration Order -- 5. Return to Sender: Remittances, Communication and Family Conflict -- 6. Getting One's Bearings: Re-integration in the Home Community -- 7. Loss of Autonomy, Dying and the Penultimate Voyage -- 8. Conclusion: the Returns from Theory and a New Approach to Home -- Appendix: notes on method
Control code
1034545386
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XII, 211 pages 28 illustrations)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319649757
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1007/978-3-319-64976-4
  • 9783319649757
Other physical details
online resource
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9783319649757
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034545386

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