"Hoey emphasizes that although we know a lot about migration patterns from demographers, we know very little about the experiential aspects of lifestyle migration--why and how people make the decision to relocate and how that relocation changes the way they think about themselves and others. Hoey sees the relocation process as quest for meaning, but also as a means to gain personal control over aspects of life that have become chaotic."
, co-editor of The Anthropology of Space and Place: Locating Culture
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