This book is a study of stalgia, belonging and community which provides a new theoretical framework for understanding retirement migration. Through a narrative approach, we follow the journeys of retired working-class British women as they seek, recreate and construct community in a new context while their experiences of belonging and n-belonging are unravelled.
Anya Ahmed is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Salford, UK, with a background in social policy and sociology. She researches and writes about economic, forced and lifestyle migration and the experiences of less heard groups in societies. She is interested in how constructions of different forms of belonging and community reflect social change and continuity.