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New Horizons in Lifestyle Migration Research: Theorising Movement, Settlement and the Search for a Better Way of Life

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New Horizons in Lifestyle Migration Research : Theorising Movement, Settlement and the Search for a Better Way of Life. / Benson, Michaela; Osbaldiston, Nick.

Understanding lifestyle migration: Theoretical approaches to migration and the quest for a better way of life. ed. / Michaela Benson; Nick Osbaldiston. London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. p. 1-23 (Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship Series).

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Benson, M & Osbaldiston, N 2014, New Horizons in Lifestyle Migration Research: Theorising Movement, Settlement and the Search for a Better Way of Life. in M Benson & N Osbaldiston (eds), Understanding lifestyle migration: Theoretical approaches to migration and the quest for a better way of life. Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship Series, Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137328670_1

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Benson, M., & Osbaldiston, N. (2014). New Horizons in Lifestyle Migration Research: Theorising Movement, Settlement and the Search for a Better Way of Life. In M. Benson, & N. Osbaldiston (Eds.), Understanding lifestyle migration: Theoretical approaches to migration and the quest for a better way of life (pp. 1-23). (Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship Series). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137328670_1

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Benson M, Osbaldiston N. New Horizons in Lifestyle Migration Research: Theorising Movement, Settlement and the Search for a Better Way of Life. In Benson M, Osbaldiston N, editors, Understanding lifestyle migration: Theoretical approaches to migration and the quest for a better way of life. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2014. p. 1-23. (Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship Series). https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137328670_1

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Benson, Michaela ; Osbaldiston, Nick. / New Horizons in Lifestyle Migration Research : Theorising Movement, Settlement and the Search for a Better Way of Life. Understanding lifestyle migration: Theoretical approaches to migration and the quest for a better way of life. editor / Michaela Benson ; Nick Osbaldiston. London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. pp. 1-23 (Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship Series).

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