Repetitive visiting as a pre-return transnational strategy among youthful Trinidad returnees
Conway, D., Potter, R.B. and St Bernard, G. (2009) Repetitive visiting as a pre-return transnational strategy among youthful Trinidad returnees. Mobilities, 4 (2). pp. 249-273.
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Building upon existing Caribbean research by Condon and Duval, we assess how repetitive visiting is, or is not, important to youthful return migrants in their 30s and 40s, who have decided to return more permanently to Trinidad. Is it influential in their social and economic adaptations on return, and does this transnational practice lead to a more permanent return? Our analysis is based on 40 detailed narratives which were collected in 2004-2005. For some returnees, repetitive visiting is influential, for others one visit is enough and for a few, it makes no difference. Yet it is certainly a common practice for 'keeping in touch' among our transnational informants.