The Temporal and Social Embeddedness of Migration: a Methodological Exploration Using Biographical Analysis

  • Alan M. Findlay University of Dundee
  • Aileen Stockdale University of Aberdeen
Keywords: Internal Migration, Childhood, Rural Space, Embeddedness, Biographical Methods


There has been much criticism of studies of migration as time specific event, but few attempts to provide alternative schemas for interpreting the migration process. The paper seeks therefore to make a methodological contribution by outlining a sociotemporal framework for migration analysis. The value of the schema is illustrated using biographical research amongst migrants in and to rural Scotland.


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