Journal article

Mobility, Stasis and Transnational Kin: Western Later-life Migrants in Southeast Asia

Paul Green

Asian Studies Review | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2015


Studies of transnational families tend to filter understandings of mobility and stasis through a bi-national framework that juxtaposes the movement of migrants across international borders with the immobility of in-place kin within equally static national spaces. This article examines the concept-metaphors of mobility and stasis through the eyes of later-life (over 50 year-old) Western migrants living in Penang, Malaysia and Bali, Indonesia. By treating “in-place” kin as mobile subjects I examine the extent to which the movement of individuals and families within and across a range of national borders affects the lives, concerns and movements of these older, Western migrants and retirees in ..

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