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The Resource Opting for elsewhere : lifestyle migration in the American middle class, Brian A. Hoey

Opting for elsewhere : lifestyle migration in the American middle class, Brian A. Hoey

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Opting for elsewhere : lifestyle migration in the American middle class
Title
Opting for elsewhere
Title remainder
lifestyle migration in the American middle class
Statement of responsibility
Brian A. Hoey
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""Do you get told what the good life is, or do you figure it out for yourself?" This is the central question of Opting for Elsewhere, as the reader encounters stories of people who chose relocation as a way of redefining themselves and reordering work, family, and personal priorities. This is a book about the impulse to start over. Whether downshifting from stressful careers or being downsized from jobs lost in a surge of economic restructuring, lifestyle migrants seek refuge in places that seem to resonate with an idealized, potential self. Choosing the "option of elsewhere" and moving as a means of remaking self through sheer force of will are basic facets of American character, forged in its history as a developing nation of immigrants with a seemingly ever-expanding frontier. Building off years of interviews and research in the Midwest, including areas of Michigan, Brian Hoey provides an evocative illustration of the ways these sweeping changes impact people and the communities where 'they live and work as well as how both react--devising strategies for either coping with or challenging the status quo. This portrait of starting over in the heartland of America compels the reader to ask where we are going next as an emerging postindustrial society"--
  • ""Opting for Elsewhere examines the stories of everyday Americans who move to new places as a way to redefine themselves through reordering work, family, and personal priorities. Their lifestyle migration expresses longstanding cultural values while also demonstrating developing responses to distinctive contemporary challenges and opportunities"--Provided by publisher"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoey, Brian A.
Dewey number
305.5/50973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ2044.U6
LC item number
H64 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lifestyles
  • Middle class
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
  • HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • Lifestyles
  • Middle class
  • United States
Label
Opting for elsewhere : lifestyle migration in the American middle class, Brian A. Hoey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Patterns of migration -- Searching for meaning -- Moving on -- Conclusions
Control code
861069564
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xvi, 254 pages
Isbn
9780826520050
Lccn
2014008051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)861069564
Label
Opting for elsewhere : lifestyle migration in the American middle class, Brian A. Hoey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Patterns of migration -- Searching for meaning -- Moving on -- Conclusions
Control code
861069564
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xvi, 254 pages
Isbn
9780826520050
Lccn
2014008051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)861069564

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