The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: international retirement migration on film

Show simple item record Bell, Claudia en 2017-10-18T02:26:48Z en 2017-11 en
dc.identifier.citation Ageing and Society 37(10):1975-1986 Nov 2017 en
dc.identifier.issn 0144-686X en
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dc.description.abstract The two movies about The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012 and 2015) were directed by John Madden. Starring a cast of famous British older actors, the narratives are set in a faded hotel in India. These are individuals who have relocated because their retirement dreams cannot be realised in their home country. They reflect the growing phenomenon of international retirement migration (IRM): the quickly growing upsurge of financially independent individuals seeking an affordable old age. In India they can claim a position of relative comfort and privilege. For a generation that grew up in a consumerist culture, upward mobility in the senior life stage has become a purchasable commodity through exodus to a developing country. This generation of retirees is generally in better health compared with prior seniors, with a longer life expectancy. Many have a background of travel experience, and an ethos that places their own pleasures in life as pivotal. While global numbers are unavailable, it is estimated that there are millions of retirees relocating to less-developed countries for an affordable retirement. At retirement locations such as the Marigold Hotel, the discrepancies that continue between nations, and local poverty, enable this practice. The events in these movies might be read as a recapitulation of imperialism expressed through retirement migration. en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Ageing and Society en
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dc.title The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: international retirement migration on film en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S0144686X1600057X en
pubs.issue 10 en
pubs.begin-page 1975 en
pubs.volume 37 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Cambridge University Press (CUP) en
pubs.end-page 1986 en
pubs.publication-status Published online en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 546724 en Arts en Social Sciences en Sociology en
dc.identifier.eissn 1469-1779 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-10-18 en 2016-11-17 en

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