Lifestyle migrants in Datça

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

[thumbnail of 10219579_Zekiroglu__Cemre.pdf] PDF

Download (7MB)


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
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Academic programs > Cultural Studies
Depositing User: IC-Cataloging
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2020 15:57
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 10:35

Actions (login required)

View Item
View Item