The British on the Costa Del Sol: Transnational Identities and Local Communities

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Psychology Press, 2000 - History - 187 pages
'Brits in Spain' first achieved notoriety during the 1980s - popularly imagined as a group made up of exiled criminals, drunken hooligans and leathery looking pensioners - welcome to 'Little England'! The British on the Costa Del Sol is the very first book to study this British expatriate community in any great depth and, through use of interviews with members of this community, paints a far more complex picture of its members. In doing so the author explodes the popularly held stereotype of 'Brits in Spain'. What emerges is a rich account of who migrates, their reasons for migration and the day to day realities of expatriate life.
 

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Contents

Setting the scene
23
Migration
39
A way of life
69
Ethnicity and identity
86
The construction of community
118
betwixt and between
140
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