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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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To link to this article DOI: 10.1080/17450100902906707

Abstract/Summary

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.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Geography and Environmental Science
Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Human Environments
ID Code:3420
Uncontrolled Keywords:Repetitive return visits; temporary circulation; permanent return migration; youthful return migrants; transnational practices; Trinidad and Tobago
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