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Record identifier : 568451
Personal Name - Primary Intelectual Responsibility : Hoey, Brian Albert,
Title and statement of responsibility : Changing places: Life-style migration, refuge, and the quest for potential selves in the Midwest's post-industrial middle class [Thesis]
Publication, Distribution,Etc. : University of Michigan, 2002
Language of the Item : eng
Dissertation of thesis details and type of degree : Ph.D.
Body granting the degree : , University of Michigan
Summary or Abstract : This project entails ethnographic research on a form of non-economic migration, life-style migration, to rapidly gentrifying lakeside communities of the Grand Traverse region of Northwest Lower Michigan. The purpose of this research is to understand impacts of post-industrial social and economic changes on how individuals and families imagine themselves and their communities and the choices people make about both where and how they live. Life-style migration is part of broader demographic trends toward deconcentration, which is differentiated here from ongoing suburbanization. Life-style migrants relocate beyond traditional centers of population and business based on personal considerations of quality of life. An increased desire for a sense of community among many Americans and an increasingly global economy that demands place-based economic competitiveness drives places to market themselves in new ways to attract and retain families. Many middle-class families are becoming sophisticated consumers of place where residential choice becomes part of a self-conscious construction of identity through life-style..
Topical Name Used as Subject : Cultural anthropology
Information of biblio record : TL
 
 
 
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