Help re: Research on American Expatriates

Wed, 20 Apr 1994 20:09:38 -0400

Dear Wizards of Anthro-L:

A graduate student in my department just returned from the SfAA meetings
in Cancun and expresses a new-found interest in studying American expatriates
(apparently she met some interesting people who are living down there). When
she asked me about the literature on expatriates I couldn't help her very
much, although I believe that such a literature exists.

Any help with references on this subject would be much appreciated.


Bill Vickers

P.S. I'm sure that many of you will agree that expatriates are often
fascinating individuals. I have met many wild and wacky types in
the backwaters of the Amazon . . . . not to mention the more serious
types like retired missionaries who couldn't go home. Then there
are the communities of middle-class retirees around Guadalajara
where people can stretch their dollars while still being able to
afford maids and cooks. The variations must be considerable.