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dc.contributor.authorPrazeres, Laura
dc.identifier.citationPrazeres , L 2018 , ' At home in the city : everyday practices and distinction in international student mobility ' , Social and Cultural Geography , vol. 19 , no. 7 , pp. 914-934 .
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dc.descriptionThis work was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) [#752-2012-0127]en
dc.description.abstractInternational students have been overlooked in geographies of ‘home’, yet this paper demonstrates how international student mobility offers unique insights that can advance our understanding of ‘home’ and belonging in the city. Drawing on photo-elicitation and mid-point and return interviews with Canadian students, this paper explores the everyday home-making practices of exchange students in urban centres in the Global South. It focuses on the ways in which international students create a sense of ‘home’ and belonging in their host city and how insider knowledge gained through local everyday practices is converted into cultural capital. It contributes to the literature by considering how home-making practices are implicated in spatial and scalar boundary-making processes for distinction. By illustrating through participants’ photographs how students articulate ‘home’ using spatial and scalar markers, I examine how students tighten the spatial boundaries of ‘home’ to focalise and localise symbolic capital within the city. The findings further add to debates on immobility by demonstrating that students’ distinguish their relative immobility during the sojourn from the mobility of travellers and tourists to legitimise claims of belonging as ‘insiders’ and of place-specific capital. The paper then concludes by considering how students are ‘collecting homes’ for distinction.
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dc.subjectInternational student mobilityen
dc.subjectCultural capitalen
dc.subjectEveryday practicesen
dc.subjectG Geography (General)en
dc.subjectGF Human ecology. Anthropogeographyen
dc.subjectH Social Sciences (General)en
dc.titleAt home in the city : everyday practices and distinction in international student mobilityen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Geography and Geosciencesen
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