Lifestyle migrants in Datça

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Zekiroğlu, Cemre (2020) Lifestyle migrants in Datça. [Thesis]

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In this thesis, I take a generational perspective towards lifestyle migration to understand the current internal migration flow among the post-80s generation from big cities to Datça, a coastal/seasonal town located in the Aegean region in Turkey. Taking “lifestyle migrants” as a generational unit according to Mannheim’s terminology, I first describe the reasons and motivations for the post-80s generation to decide to migrate to Datça, arguing that the decision to leave big cities is not a random choice and should be understood as a response to their experience with and relationship to the modern in Turkey. I then transition to acclimatization processes and means of subsistence in Datça, and I argue that living in Datça requires establishment of symbolic and social boundaries, regulation of social relationships, and composition of social, symbolic, and economic capitals. Finally, I conclude by analyzing the gentrification and personal change aspects of these migrants’ narratives, and I argue that lifestyle migrants are critical of the gentrification processes in Datça, and that they perceive Datça as a place to learn

Item Type:Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords:lifestyle migration. -- post-80s generation. -- generation unit. -- reflexivity. -- capital. -- yaşam biçimi göçü. -- 80 sonrası kuşak. -- kuşak birimi. -- düşünümsellik. -- sermaye.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
ID Code:41242
Deposited By:IC-Cataloging
Deposited On:12 Nov 2020 15:57
Last Modified:12 Nov 2020 15:57

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