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Identity, Ideology and Positioning in Discourses of Lifestyle Migration

The British in the Ariège

Authors: Lawson, Michelle

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  • Takes an interdisciplinary approach using social theory as a starting point to understand the social practices of lifestyle migrationConsiders the implications of a prevailing system of beliefs whereby migrants are positioned within the wrong or less legitimate  ‘binary opposite’ of lifestyle migration
  • Draws three datasets together and integrates a corpus analysis with local positioning analysis
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This book uniquely integrates discourse analysis and corpus linguistics to examine representations of the self and other within lifestyle migration.  With a focus on British migrants living in the Ariège, south-west France, the study identifies common positioning strategies to demonstrate links between wider themes and local identity construction. Drawing on positioning theory and related analytical tools, Lawson is the first to integrate a corpus of British media texts with online and face to face discourse.  The book presents a detailed identification of ideologies relating to being British in France, and the linguistic analysis demonstrates how this value system is both taken up and habitually manipulated within local discourse as a resource for negotiating a particular kind of identity.  Using social theory to underpin the analysis of positioning strategies in interaction, the book enhances our understanding of the complex possibilities within processes of self-identification in a migration context.

About the authors

Michelle Lawson is an Honorary Associate and an Associate Lecturer for the Open University, UK. She completed her doctorate in Applied Linguistics at Lancaster University and is a member of the Lifestyle Migration research hub. She contributed to an edited volume: Practising the Good Life: Lifestyle Migration in Practices, edited by K. Torkington, I. David, & J. Sardinha.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 44,02 €
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Hardcover 58,84 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-33565-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 58,84 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-81549-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Identity, Ideology and Positioning in Discourses of Lifestyle Migration
Book Subtitle
The British in the Ariège
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33566-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33566-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33565-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81549-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 140
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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