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Author Desrosiers-Lauzon, Godefroy, 1972- Author.
Title Florida's snowbirds : spectacle, mobility, and community since 1945 / Godefroy Desrosiers-Lauzon.
Imprint Montreal [Quebec] ; London ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2011]

Author Desrosiers-Lauzon, Godefroy, 1972- Author.
Subject Tourism -- Florida.
Retirement, Places of -- Florida.
Florida -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Canadians -- Retirement -- Florida.
Florida -- Description and travel.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 364 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-362) and index.
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, Quebecois, 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.
Note Online resource and print version record; title from PDF title page (EBSCOhost eBook Collection, viewed June 9, 2014).
ISBN 9780773586550 (electronic bk.)
0773586555 (electronic bk.)
9780773538535 (cloth)
0773538534 (cloth)
9780773538542 (paper)
0773538542 (paper)
OCLC # 806255285
Additional Format Print version: Desrosiers-Lauzon, Godefroy, 1972- Florida's snowbirds. Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2011 9780773538535 (DLC) 2012464394 (OCoLC)693809717

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