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Author Desrosiers-Lauzon, Godefroy, 1972- author

Title Florida's snowbirds : spectacle, mobility, and community since 1945 / Godefroy Desrosiers-Lauzon
Published Montréal [Québec] ; London ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 364 pages) : illustrations
Contents Preface -- Introduction: Why Florida Matters -- Chapter one. Florida Dreaming -- Chapter two. The Dream Next Door: Going to Florida -- Chapter three. Roosting in Eden -- Chapter four. From Eden to Babel -- Chapter five. From Babel to the Clubhouse: Snowbirds in Search of Community -- Chapter six. A Canadian Snowbird Case Study -- Chapter seven. Coming Home: What Florida Means to the North -- Conclusion
Summary "Every year when the temperature drops below freezing, countless people do as the thermometers do -- head south. Since the end of the Second World War, Florida has been one of the most desired vacation and retirement destinations for generations of "snowbirds." Florida's Snowbirds examines the effects of the seasonal migration, not only for travellers but also for local Floridians. Developing numerous themes, including leisure, state-promoted tourism, citizenship, and business investment, Godefroy Desrosiers-Lauzon considers advertisements, movies, policymakers, and the behaviour of snowbirds in Florida to provide the most thorough study of the vacation state to date. He also looks at the temporary communities of Canadians, Québecois, New Englanders, and Mid-Westerners that develop, showing how they blur the lines that usually divide national and regional identities, and youth and age. An insightful work full of amusing details, Florida's Snowbirds pieces together a complete cultural atlas of Florida Snowbirds that goes far beyond the familiar postcards they send home."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-362) and index
Notes Online resource and print version record; title from PDF title page (EBSCOhost eBook Collection, viewed June 9, 2014)
Subject Canadians -- Retirement -- Florida.
Retirement, Places of -- Florida.
Tourism -- Florida.
Florida -- Description and travel.
Florida -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0773586555 (electronic bk.)
9780773586550 (electronic bk.)