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Conference Paper: In search of a good life: Class, consumption and gated communities in lifestyle migration in Asia

TitleIn search of a good life: Class, consumption and gated communities in lifestyle migration in Asia
Authors
Issue Date2013
PublisherBritish Sociological Association (BSA). The Conference program's website is located at http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/annual-conference-archives.aspx
Citation
The 2013 Annual Conference of the British Sociological Association (BSA), London, UK., 3-5 April 2013. In Programme & Abstracts Book, 2013, p. 249 How to Cite?
AbstractMuch has been written about 'lifestyle migration' and flexible citizenship in the West, where mobile individuals have been characterised as relatively affluent individuals, international retirement migrants, second homeowners, or as residential tourists. In contrast, our ESRC/HK Research Grants Council funded project explores the emerging trend of lifestyle migration where people move from developed economies to less developed economies in East Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, China), for leisured or other non-permanent forms of migration. This paper considers some of our preliminary findings on cross-border lifestyle migration between Hong Kong and mainland China under the current 'one country, two systems' regime. One of the distinctive characteristics of lifestyle migration in China is the rapid expansion of residential tourism where flagship projects of high-end gated communities have been aggressively promoted by property developers. These mega-projects of exclusive housing compounds exemplify the ways in which the private sector, lifestyle migrants and local residents have imagined, prod...
DescriptionConference Theme: Engaging Sociology
Session - Cities, Mobilities, Place and Space Roundtable 3
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/190721

 

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dc.contributor.authorLee, Men_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-17T15:38:20Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-17T15:38:20Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 2013 Annual Conference of the British Sociological Association (BSA), London, UK., 3-5 April 2013. In Programme & Abstracts Book, 2013, p. 249en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/190721-
dc.descriptionConference Theme: Engaging Sociology-
dc.descriptionSession - Cities, Mobilities, Place and Space Roundtable 3-
dc.description.abstractMuch has been written about 'lifestyle migration' and flexible citizenship in the West, where mobile individuals have been characterised as relatively affluent individuals, international retirement migrants, second homeowners, or as residential tourists. In contrast, our ESRC/HK Research Grants Council funded project explores the emerging trend of lifestyle migration where people move from developed economies to less developed economies in East Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, China), for leisured or other non-permanent forms of migration. This paper considers some of our preliminary findings on cross-border lifestyle migration between Hong Kong and mainland China under the current 'one country, two systems' regime. One of the distinctive characteristics of lifestyle migration in China is the rapid expansion of residential tourism where flagship projects of high-end gated communities have been aggressively promoted by property developers. These mega-projects of exclusive housing compounds exemplify the ways in which the private sector, lifestyle migrants and local residents have imagined, prod...-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBritish Sociological Association (BSA). The Conference program's website is located at http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/annual-conference-archives.aspx-
dc.relation.ispartofAnnual Conference of the British Sociological Association, BSA 2013en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleIn search of a good life: Class, consumption and gated communities in lifestyle migration in Asiaen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailLee, M: leesym@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.hkuros222656en_US
dc.identifier.spage249-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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