Michaela has been writing about her research with the British in rural France since 2009. The research has featured in the media and on BBC Radio 4’s flagship social science programme, Thinking AllowedHer first appearance was back in 2005 … before she had even finished writing her PhD!

Here is the full list of her writing on this topic!

Benson, M., 2016, Deconstructing Belonging in Lifestyle Migration: Tracking the Emotional Negotiations of the British in Rural France, European Journal of Cultural Studies 19(5): 481-494.

Benson, M., 2013, Living the ‘Real’ Dream in la France profonde? Lifestyle migration, Social Distinction, and the Authenticities of Everyday Life, Anthropological Quaterly 86(2), 501-526.

Benson, M., 2012, How culturally-significant imaginings are translated into lifestyle migration, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 38(10): 1681-1696.

Benson, M., 2011, The movement beyond (lifestyle) migration: mobile practices and the constitution of a better way of life, Mobilities, 6 (2): 221-235.

Benson, M., 2011, The British in Rural France: Lifestyle Migration and the Ongoing Quest for a Better Way of Life, Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Benson, M., 2010, Landscape, Imagination and Experience: Processes of Emplacement among the British in Rural France, The Sociological Review 58(s2): 61–77

Benson, M., 2010, The context and trajectory of lifestyle migration: the case of the British residents of southwest France, European Societies,12(1): 45-64.